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Margaret J. Warren 

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Catherine Carney Helen Wells 

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Esther Brown Anne Fallon 

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Mildred Crews Marion Haight 

Annie^Hilton Alice MacArthur 

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Hazel Nichols Margaret Halloran 



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"Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord 
thy (wd giveth thee." 

Once, mid life's great rolling tide 

We pause to think, and turn aside, 
To ponder on the things that be: 
Why we exist in this, life's sea. 

Ah, we need not seek so far 

For those who made us what we are. 
In eyes of love we see the light 

Which shines for us both day and night. 

Yes, it's Mother sitting there, 

And Father bending o'er her chair. 
That happy picture which we see 

Will shine thru all eternity! 

So in love, we dedicate 

Our book to those whom kindly fate 
Decreed our parents fond should be 

Revere and love them as do we. 




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OUR real tribute to our Alma Mater is yet to be offered. We trust that our love is 
great enough, our loyalty deep enough, to make this tribute all that the school de- 
serves. Steadfastly set to win success in our chosen profession, when that success 
is ours, we will proudly lay it at the feet of our principal and faculty, in recognition of all 
they have so unsparingly given to us. 

Never shall we find in all life's journey, a more progressive, broadminded, impartial 
man than our own Principal Murdock. In everything that he has done for us we feel that 
his motto must be like Thomas Payne's, "The world is my country, to do good is my re- 
ligion." 

We wish to write now to each and all of our faculty that they may read a little of the 
appreciation of them which lies deep within us. We cannot express vividly enough our feel- 
ings, but must ask them to read between the lines. 



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To our principal what can we say that will be a "perfect tribute?" We look to him 
for ideals, for methods, for our very manner of thinking. He leads; we follow, till we have 
found the right path, and then we see for ourselves the way in which to go. So he launches 
class after class on the sea of life, having shown us how to use our compasses and follow the 
path across that sea to the goal. We doubt not that he also sees our goal and looks on, smil- 
ing encouragement as we pass through rough waters to smooth. 

He has inspired us, filled us with practical ideas and sent us out remembering his example. 
Ofttimes in psychology classes, we have had the uncanny feeling that he could read our 
thoughts, and tell us what we were going to think next. Though he is neither a mystic nor 
a fortune teller, he has read our characters so wonderfully that -we suppose he now has in 
mind what each individual will accomplish in her chosen profession. As the years roll by, 
he will watch and remember, and perhaps tell us later that he foresaw at the time of our grad- 
uation, all that has come to us in life. 

"My good blade carves the casques of men, 
My tough lance thrusteth sure, 
My strength is as the strength of ten, 
Because my heart is pure." 



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FACULTY 




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DUCATION is not what 
is done for a person but 
what is done by him." 
Men and women have be- 
come great only as they have 
ceased to repeat the past or to 
reflect institutionalized thought 
and practices, only as they have 
been whole-heartedly and inces- 
santly self-impelled to the accom- 
plishment of an ideal arising from 
and in agreement with the fun- 
damental verities of human life. 
A great teacher of the past is 
useful to me only as I understand 
his self-activity, his devotion to 
his ideal, and interpret his life in 
terms of my every day existence. 
Every man, woman, and child 
is significant and energizing to a 
teacher whose motive and method 
are not to the end of acquiring 
scholar ship but to the purpose 
of developing self-power in his 
pupils. 

There are so many unknown 
personalities about us, so manv 
opportunities, so many arresting 
traditions, so little prophetic 
instruction, that a teacher must 
betake himself to the great reformers of the past and to the great innovators of the present 
for enlightenment and inspiration, and to children and youth for motivating power. 

Happiness beyond measure is the reward possible and actual to every teacher who jour- 
neys with his pupils into their future. To such a teacher it is better to travel than to arrive. 

Principal F. F. Murdoch 



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Albert #. eibrtbge 

T70R a long time I have heard Mother say again 
-*- and again to Father, "You really ought to write 
that sketch of your life for the Normalogue;" and 
every time his answer has been, "I know it, but I 
don't know what to write." Now if there is any- 
thing that makes me more nervous than' cutting 
teeth, it is to keep hearing Mother say the same 
thing to Father over and over again; so, in order 
to stop this particular speech, I am going to sur- 
prise both my parents by writing a biographical 
sketch for Father myself. You may wonder that I 
know what that long word means, but let me tell 
you a secret. We babies know a great deal that we 
don't talk about, and for good and sufficient reasons 
we prefer to let the elders do the talking during the 
first year or two of our lives, while we expend our 
energy on more important matters, like planning 
out our careers. 

I suppose I had better begin at the beginning, by telling who Father is. He is the person 
who helps Mother take care of me, and who does various things for us. In winter he tends 
the furnace, and in summer he mows the lawn around our house. If he happens to be at 
home when I am going upstairs to bed, he carries me up, and in ever so many ways he makes 
himself useful and entertaining to me. 

He was born in Boston, and that is a satisfaction, for Boston is my birthplace also, and 
really I think everyone ought to start from there. He graduated from Harvard in 1908. 
Just here I must apologetically admit that 1 am not clear as to what that means, for the day I 
picked up that information from something I overheard him say to Mother, my mind was 
much occupied in trying to discover what made my rubber dog squeak. But we will pass on. 
These next items I gathered from a memorandum which he made out to hand to the editors 
of the Normalogue. From 1908 to 1910 he taught Elementary Science in the New Bedford 
High School. During the next two years he was principal of the Graded High School at 
Canaan, Connecticut, and continued to teach Elementary Science. He then came to North 
Adams, and began to get acquainted with the people of this Normal School, while he was super- 
intendent of schools in Clarksburg, Florida, Monroe, and Savoy. After a year here, he went 
to Blackstone, a town in the eastern part of Massachusetts, and was superintendent of schools 
for that town and for another called Seekonk. 

I first met him the summer before he left Blackstone to come to the North Adams Normal 
School. At that time he was taking a short course in the same Harvard to which I referred a 
moment ago, and which is confused in my mind with my rubber dog. Perhaps if I ever go and 
look up Harvard myself, I shall find there the true and scientific explanation of the dog's squeak. 
Perhaps it is a place where you can learn such things. At any rate, I never saw Father looking 
puzzled over my dog. The time he looks puzzled is when Mother says, "Have you written 
that Normalogue sketch yet? You know you really ought to write it." But now she won't 
have to ask him that any more, and since most of my teeth are through, I shall be able to 
settle down to a quiet life, and forget my nerves. 

Oliver Fuller Eldridge 



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WHENEVER we of 1917 turn the pages of our "Normalogue"and find Mr. Smith's picture, 
our faces, one and all, will relax in a smile at the remembrance of some pleasant thing 
that happened in one of his classes. No matter how far we have advanced into the stage of the 
"old maid school marm," we will forget our crabbed, austere ways in remembrance of his good 
nature and humor. We leave his class with regret and hope that we may imitate to our best 
ability his splendid example as a teacher. 

Since Mr. Smith teaches history, we tremble at the thought of being his historian, feeling 
to begin with, that we cannot do our subject justice. By inquiry we have found that he was 
born in some year A. D. in Plymouth, N. Y. He himself emphasizes the fact that that does 
not mean Plymouth, Mass. (He never will take a bit of credit not due him.) 

In Plymouth he went to a district school. 

After graduating from the High School of Norwich, N. Y., he spent one year in a teachers' 
training class, and followed it with a post-graduate course. 

In a subdued tone, Mr. Smith whispers that for the next three years he taught in a district 
school, sometimes earning as high as eight dollars per week. He hints often of the wonderful 
time he had boarding in the various rural homes. There is a story about six chickens which 
he might tell you, if you asked him. 

Syracuse University opened its doors to him in 1900 and he assures us that he graduated 
in 1904! He also says that, as it is ancient history, there is really no way of proving it! 

At Freeport, Long Island, he was assistant principal, then principal of the high school, 
afterward accepting a position in the Westfield, N. J., High School. 

Before coming to North Adams, he did post-graduate work in history and education for 
three years, at Columbia University. In 1912, N. A. N. S. welcomed him and has ever since 
been honored by his presence. 

Last year he was chairman of the normal school committee for the revision of the history 
course for the state of Massachusetts. This honor was well deserved, and his work thoroughly 
appreciated. 

Such a biography as this could be written of few. We are happy and fortunate to have 
known and to have been instructed by Mr. Smith, our teacher of Science, History and Econom- 
ics. 

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Jflarp ILouitic Jgartgfjt 

Announced by all the clamor of the gong 
Arrives the fire-drill; and, tumbling out of bed, 
The inmates don their coats and shoes and things, 
And tread the corridors with hurrying feet, 
To reach the hall below. And then, 
Like France's great army in the days of old, 
They all march back to bed again. 

/^AN you not see how interesting a life the author of these lines must have led? And is it 
^-^ surprising that her writings are so "charming" when she spent so much of her time amid 
such thrilling experiences? 

A little less than a hundred years ago, Mary Louise Baright was born in the old Dutch 
town of Poughkeepsie-on-the-Hudson. She was the youngest of a family of six, and her 
parents were "poor but respectable" Quaker farmers who knew how to read and write. Their 
daughter, as "is shown" by the above quotation, must have inherited much of their ability in 
this line. 

Her education was well planned out, but the vicissitudes of life caused some of the well 
laid schemes to "gang a-gley," but she did manage to go to the public schools of her home 
town, Boston University, Curry's School of Expression and Chicago University. 

She began her teaching in a little country school not far from her home, but has since wan- 
dered far afield and done her work in such places as: a private school, Nashville, Tennessee; 
The State Normal School, Westchester, Pennsylvania; The University of Oregon; The 
State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On April 1, 1902 (was there anything signifi- 
cant in that date?) she came to N. A. N. S. And here she is. 

She loves her work, she loves her friends, and she loves her country ; her message to her 
pupils is: 

"Let us then be up and doing," 

Never mind how hard we're smote; 
"Still achieving, still pursuing, 
Learn to labor" and to vote. 

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jjfflarp Angelina $eargon 

T)ORN in Lawrence, Mass., January 19, after the Civil War, of parents possessing neither 
*~* poverty nor riches. Next to the youngest of five children, having an even number of 
brothers and sisters. 

Graduated from the Reading High School; Abbot Academy, Andover; the State Normal 
Art School, Boston; and the Glens Fall, N. Y., Summer School of Methods. 

Supplementary Art courses taken with Dr. Ross, Harvard University; Henry Hunt 
Clark, Providence School of Design; Alfonse Mucha, Colarossi Academie, Paris; and Frank 
Alvah Parsons, New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. 

Taught as a grade teacher three years in Reading and Southbridge, Mass. 

Supervised drawing five years in groups of towns about Boston. 

Member of The Eastern Art Teachers' Association, The American Federation of Arts, 
The International Congress for the Development of Drawing and Art Teaching. 

Favorite avocation: — Equal Suffrage. 

Note: — Came to North Adams when the Normal School was opened on the hill known as 
"Sugar Loaf," Feb. 1, 1897. In winter the hill was a favorite toboggan slide and in summer 
a post for the discharge of Fourth of July fireworks. It is Miss Pearson's earnest wish that 
her pupils in the N. A. N. S. see to it that her pedagogic efforts in their behalf do not go up 
flame and come down stick, after the manner of the sky rocket. 



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TN thinking of Miss Searle, we shall always remember her unfailing enthusiasm as leader 
-*- of our music. In assembly hall, in music class, in Glee Club, never does she cease to 
inspire us with her appreciation of music. 

Miss Searle graduated from the Westfield Normal School, and afterwards studied music 
with William Tomlins in Boston. At Evanston, 111., she took a summer course. Before 
teaching in our own training school, she taught in Easthampton and in Newton, her work 
covering the whole nine grades. Now she is head of the mathematics department, as well as 
that of music, in our Normal School. 

We have often heard the girls say, "What did you get on that lesson plan in Arithmetic?" 
And a doleful voice replies, "Oh, 'D-e-e-e', with the words, 'See me' beneath it." 
But one and all we like her, and we know that she is fair and square with everyone. 
We hope, too, that we have caught something of her spirit, with all of its vigor, to carry 
to our unmusical, non-mathematical pupils. 



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$ertfja M. g>f)ole$s 

TWO years ago Miss Sholes took up her duties at our school. During that short period 
she has fully proved her worth in fitting the students to take their places in various 
schools, and ofttimes in the home. The many hours spent in her classes in cooking and sew- 
ing will always be associated with the words happy and pleasant. 

She is a graduate of Vermont Academy and has taken additional courses at Simmons 
College. Her very earnest desire to have us take up rural school work must be the result of 
her three years' teaching in the rural schools of central New York. 



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Hannaf) :Perctbal Waterman 

ALTHOUGH the class of 1917 as a whole has never come in contact with Miss Waterman 
in her professional capacity, nevertheless, we will always remember her graciousness. 

Miss Waterman is a graduate of Bridgewater Normal School, and took special courses 
at Hyannis Normal School, Massachusetts Agricultural College, and Butler College, In- 
dianapolis. 

She taught in the elementary gardes in Taunton and Chelsea, Mass., and Mark Hopkins 
School, North Adams, Mass., and for two years was principal of a public training school in 
Indianapolis. Miss Waterman's teaching experience also includes her work in the summer 
normal schools at Johnson and Castleton, Vermont. Now she supervises our rural training 
schools, and since 1912 has directed our Extension Department. 

Miss Waterman is a member of the North Adams Woman's Club, North Adams Equal 
Franchise League, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Massachusetts Child Labor Commission, 
National Geographic Society, National Education Association, and the Education Committee 
of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. 



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Jllrs!. €U}a Graeme #rabe£ 

' I ^HE girls who have taken the Kindergarten Course are those who have especially benefited 
■*■ by Mrs. Graves' extensive experience; they have also been greatly attracted by her 
charming personality. 

Mrs. Graves graduated from a private school and college in southern Kentucky, as well 
as the Louisville Kindergarten Association. Here also, she was principal of a private kinder- 
garten for one year. During the next four years, she was principal of the Parent-Kindergarten 
and supervisor of other kindergartens under the management of the Louisville Association. 

During this time, Mrs. Graves was critic of the Froebelian schools of manual work for 
the normal training classes. 

After this, she spent a number of years as training teacher in the State Normal School at 
Willimantic, Connecticut; and as principal of the practice kindergarten, she supervised other 
kindergartens in that city. 

Since 1904, she has been Kindergarten training teacher in the Mark Hopkins Training 
school and kindergarten Primary instructor in our Normal School. 

The class of 1917 is glad to have been under Mrs. Graves' sympathetic supervision. 



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MISS O'Hern was born in North Adams, where she received her education in St. Joseph's 
Parochial School, graduating in 1910. 
Our own Normal School next welcomed her, and kept her till June 1912. Still pursuing 
knowledge, she went to the Massachusetts Agricultural College, and then to Simmons. 

These institutions prepared her for her position in the North Adams Normal School, 
where she is a teacher of Domestic Arts. So the school which welcomed her as a student now 
is honored by having her among its instructors. 



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&nme C. Skeele 

IF ever vigorous agility were personified, it is personified in Miss Skeele, teacher of gym- 
nastics and hygiene. It seems as though she is indefatigable, for she is ever ready to 
lead classes of irrepressible girls into activities which require all the energy and vital forces 
of youth to accomplish. 

Did anyone ever suggest anything too strenuous or too troublesome for Miss Skeele? 
She fairly radiates life and progressiveness. 

She graduated from the State Normal School at Bridgewater, after which she studied 
at the Posse Gymnasium in Boston. For two years she was director of physical training at 
the State Normal School at Mansfield, Pa. 

Since her coming to this Nornal school she has succeeded in instilling into our minds that 
advertisements are "valuable material;" so that we feel that a natural photograph of us 
would be one in which we held scissors and a magazine in our hands. The magazine, to be 
realistic, would consist of mere ribbons of margins, framing large round or square holes! 



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&nna 31. Hampfjtet 

T F we were only as clever in basketry and handicraft of so many kinds as is Miss Lamphier ! 
•*- Surely, her fingers were never "all thumbs", and her muscles and brain always must 
have coordinated perfectly. How smoothly, calmly, nay unconcernedly, cane and knitting- 
needles or raffia slip in and out under her deft handling! 

After the first few lessons, with her we, too, began to feel that the once refractor}- in- 
struments of handicraft were really quite friendly after all. 

Miss Lamphier studied not only in the Salem Normal School from which she graduated, 
but in the Sloyd Normal. She took summer courses in Boston, then in the Agricultural Col- 
lege at Amherst, Mass.; next she went to Chautauqua School of Arts and Crafts. Wide 
and various was the range of her study till next we find her teaching the primary grades in 
Lynn, Newton, and then in North Adams at the Mark Hopkins School. 

After taking her position in our normal school, she again went to the Chautauqua School 
of Arts and Crafts. 

Now, aside from her regular duties, she has private pupils, and basketry classes at Chau- 
tauqua in the summer. 



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$lrs(. Couci) 

MRS. Couch, you seem to be our best friend," remarked a Senior to her one day. 
"That is what I desire most to be," she replied, and that is what she always 
has been. 

To whom do we go with tales of woe concerning lesson plans or tests ? Who always gives 
us wisest counsel? To that dear lady our debt indeed is great. 

Wherever the girls of N. A. N. S. have gone, the reputation of their beloved Mrs. Couch 
has spread. Students have been influenced to come to our school by stories of her kindness. 

Who would knowingly hurt her? Just her "I'll take your word for it" arouses the best 
in each and every one. 

Mrs. Couch is a graduate of Butchel College, Akron, Ohio, where the A.M. degree was 
conferred on her. Also, she took a special course at Edinboro Normal School. 

In the high schools of Union City and Cambridge Springs, Penn., Mrs. Couch taught 
German and mathematics. Afterwards, she came to North Adams and became principal 
of Veazie St. School and, later, of Mark Hopkins School. At the opening of the Normal 
School and the establishment of Mark Hopkins as a training school, Mrs. Couch was made 
instructor of the Normal students in penmanship, child study, school organization and manage- 
ment. On the top floor of Mark Hopkins she meets the girls, and succeeds in tucking in 
many useful suggestions and bits of advice between the facts of the lessons. 



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MRS. Van Etten came to us as matron in 1915. 
She attended the Oneonta, N. Y., High School, the Oneonta State Normal, 
Business School, and Boston School of Domestic Science. 

By her many kindnesses to us all, she has won our great esteem, and has helped many a 
homesick or unhappy girl to a more cheerful frame of mind. 

Because of her readiness to further any good cause, and to make things more homelike 
for all the girls, she has a warm place in our hearts. 

For all that she has done for us we are profoundly grateful, and to her the Class of 1917 
extends its best wishes. 



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jHarion J^otoarb 

MISS Howard came to us in 1915 as Assistant Matron. She is a graduate of the Lexington, 
Mass., High School, and the Boston School of Domestic Science. 
Always ready to enter into any fun, always ready to go on hikes, to go coasting or skating, 
she has indeed come to be loved by all the girls. 

The members of the Class of 1917 leave to her best wishes for happiness. 



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tEijomas $. dimming* 

HERE we have a man, born and educated in our own city, who, as teacher of manual train- 
ing, has the hard task of introducing a man's tools to a hundred or so girls. It is not 
what you would call "plane" sailing for him, for such hard work of it as the girls make, you 
never "saw." He knows how to teach them to "hit the nail on the head" without sacrificing 
a thumb nail, and how to do many kinds of carpentry, which, we think is very "square" of 
him, since the girls have to "screw" up their courage to obey a single "rule." If you have 
never taught girls how to do these things you cannot appreciate the difficulty of his occupation. 
However, he must have many occasions which keep his sense of humor in good working order. 
For three years he has taught manual training to the boys of the North Adams' public 
schools and this year added to his work by teaching Normal girls. In 1916 he took a summer 
course at Columbia University. 



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Milam J&. 3Jo\)n&on 

MR. Johnson came to teach in Normal in 1912 and remained here until 1916. As Juniors 
we greatly enjoyed his work in handicraft. His patience must have been unlimited 
as it was no small task to teach so many girls how to saw and plane boards. 

Mr. Johnson took a course in mechanical engineering at the Lawrence Scientific School 
in Cambridge, Mass., and summer courses in theory at Hyannis, and in metalwork and pattern- 
making at Columbia University. 

A year ago he left us in order to engage in business in Mattapoisett, Mass. 



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Class of 1917 






€mma JHarp Barrett 

Adams, Mass. 

"It was only a cheery song, 
And little it cost in giving; 
But it brightened the whole day long. 
And made life worth the living." 

Each morning Em rides from Adams. We must not think, 
however, that she would try to bribe the conductor to make his 
ear late. Indeed it is rumored that she wept quantities of tears 
when obliged to miss chapel because the car and (he track parted 
company. 

A faithful member of the Glee Club and the "Emporial" 
society is Em. The meetings of the latter she attends generally 
on week days. Why? Better ask her. 

One more thing must be mentioned, namely, her indiscribable 
laugh. Xo patent is necessary, as it cannot lie imitated. 



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glmtra ILaui&z J^lanctjarb 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Made of urisdom and of fun, 
She is virtuous, and she is fair." 

Nine o'clock A. M.! Almira has not arrived. Nine three 
A. M.! Almira quietly slips into her carefully picked seat in 
the back of the hall, and nods a good morning to all. 

She is an enthusiastic worker and ever faithful to her Alma 
Mater, even though she will file out along with her classmates 
without becoming reconciled to every afternoon spent on the hill. 

She is a great athletic girl and we all have to look up to her. 
In other ways, too, she is a great girl, first in ambition, and again 
in disposition. 

"For conscience' sake!" Yes, there's no mistaking, that's 
Almira. And now for the secret: she took the Household Arts 
Course! ! Congratulations, Myra! 



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ilucp Hilltan Jgloob 

Stamford, Vt. 

"She hath a natural, vise sincerity; a simple truthfulness, and these 
have lent her a dignity as moveless as the center." 

Lucy has spent two quiet years here, enjoying to the fullest 
extent the opportunities offered by the curriculum. 

At the "Dorm," her chief diversions have been conversations 
and repose. Those who know her best say her conversation is 
worthy of a better name, and her manner itself is indicative of 
tin" last-named quality. 

Lucy's soft, sweet voice is almost Quaker-like. Perhaps 
"like the waters still she's very deep; she knows a heap, I've 
found." 



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Catherine Beatrice $race 

South I be, Mass. 

"Roses are red, violets blue, 

Sugar is sired, and SO ore you." 

When "('ass" entered Normal School, she was emphatically 
one of the many lonesome ones. Her home town turned out as 
one, at her coming every two weeks. Reception, Hallowe'en 
party, — nothing could keep her at the dormitory. But in her 
second year one would hear "I should really just as soon not bego- 
ing home." But, — there was a reason for this. 

Catherine's greatest fault is talking in her sleep. Her great- 
est pleasure is derived from certain little walks to the tunnel. 
For this reason we can readily see why Cassie was so lonesome 
when the militia was called out. 



Catfjer Clt^abetf) proton 

Adams, Mass. 

"I dare not trust these eyes, 
They dance in mists anil dazzle with surprise." 

"Es" is an effervescent, pleasing young person, with a lively 
manner and a cheerful laugh. We have heard that she is very 
partial to dark hair, presumably when possessed by the opposite 
sex. Remember, Es, that time changes all things. 

Esther is one of the stars of Mr. Smith's class in history, 
and will, no doubt, write a book in the near future that will far 
outstrip all histories of to-day. 

The only blot on this fair lady's life is an affliction called 
"oven trouble" which appears on Friday afternoons. When 
once this is overcome, we are confident she will have a bright 
and successful future. 



Florence CUjafaeti) proton 

ShELBTTRNE, Mass. 

•'lit all things 
Mindful not of herself, but bearing the burden of others." 

Florence dwells in the midst of a hamlet known as Shelbume, 
where she is called "Flownic," but to us she answers readily to 
either "Brownie" or "Rusty;" — "Brownie" preferred. She is 
much in evidence in the grammar classes, especially after her 
return from the gay life at home. Immediately after her return, 
"Ford" jokes are flying about thick and fast. 

When no better opportunity offers, she may be found wearing 
a new path around Windsor Lake. 

We wish her success, and sincerely hope she will encounter no 
"Foggy" weather. 



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dMabpa proton 

PrbSCOTT, Mass. 

"And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew. 
That one small haul could carry all she knew." 

This is what we think when "(Had" gets up in class. She 
always ('.') knows her lesson although she sometimes hesitates 
because, "Everyone makes fun of the way I talk." 

Glad's spare time is occupied with tending telephone and 
doorbell, and we wonder how she ever nets enough to cat, as she 
has to jump up from the table "steen dozen times" during almost 
every meal. 

Her chief occupation seems to be finding a man for the Man 
Dance and rising at 4.30 A. M. to study. Well, 4.30 A. M. is a 
splendid time to see the sun-rise in rural districts, Glad! 



\Tttgtma purges 

Peteksham, Mass. 

"And when a man's ill the cast, 
You know all other things (/ire place." 

"Gin is our only member from Petersham. Beg pardon, 
Gin, did you say Worcester? She is always ready with a smile 
and a friendly word. Often has she admitted her preference for 
a room with west winds. It is whispered that her heart is in 
the highlands, and for that reason we should not be surprised to 
hear that she was making use of her Household Arts Course, in 
which she has been a shining star. 

"Now fare ye well, an' joy be wi' you." 



Jflargarct JSu^cll 

North Adams, Mass. 
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you." 

Peggy reminds us of a laughing, dancing sunbeam. Gaily 
she trips along through life, as if it were all one big joke to laugh 
at. She is so small and light that no one would imagine what a 
huge lunch box she needs. But then, she has such fun in passing 
her lunch around to others. By the way, whence come all those 
chocolates which "Harold" her approach? 

What "Peg" will do without "C'rewsie" and Alice, next year, 
we know not. Perhaps she will some day teach in New York, 
and lead a life consisting of one good time after another. 

But wherever she goes, we know that sunshine and fun will 
go with her. 



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Catherine ILoutjSe Carncp 

Greenfield, Mass. 

'With such a comrade, such a friend, 
I (din would walk till journey's end" 



"Cat" is one of the popular girls in the dormitory, l>ut not 
all of her popularity is with her own sex. Ask Jimmie. If any 
of tlu> girls are invited out, they always go to ('at to be fixed up. 
She seems to take great pleasure in doing things for the girls thai 
will make them happier, often denying herself to please others. 
As for cheerfulness, no one has ever seen anything hut a smile 
on Catherine's face since she entered N. A. X. S. We feel sure 
that her sweet disposition will bring her success. 



£l>arai) 3Jo£epf)tne Carolan 

PlTTSFIELD, Mass. 

"They knew her by her blue eyes 
And floating hair of gold." 

Sal is one of our Pittsfield girls. She is tall, hut she does not 
like to have people mention the fact, for she imagines she has 
reached the proportions of a giant. She has light hair, rosy 
cheeks, and a smile to fit any occasion. Sal is very speedy, as 
you would agree if you could see her running for the car. During 
her two years at Normal she has consumed vast quantities of 
salted peanuts. We hear that while Sarah was staying in North 
Adams for a few weeks the "Wendell" had to order an extra 
supply of chickens. When some of the girls went over to Wil- 
liamstown, several of them found the trip quite troublesome, but 
we understand that Sarah is perfectly willing to go again. 



J^elen (^ertrubc Carstoell 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Among the members of our class 

Wc find this young, street, irinsome loss." 

Helen, or Cassie, as she is commonly called, is one of our 
athletic girls. She has made a name for herself in the gymna- 
sium, and, when playing guard, everyone tries to avoid her. 

When Helen elected the Household Arts Course this year. 
she kept us guessing for a time. We soon learned that they like 
good cooks in Vermont. Although she made a record for her- 
self in losing the 8 A. M. car very frequently on Tuesdays and 
Wednesdays, Cassie soon regained the lost moments. 



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gnna Cltjabetf) Caaep 

Lknox, Mass. 

"A /itl her modest answer and graceful air, 
Show her wise and good as she is fair." 

Perhaps she is quiet and reserved, but her gay laugh has 
often been heard to ring out during study (?) hour. 

Anna excells in gvm. In a game of "stationary," Miss 
Skeele's approving "That's right, Miss Casey" is heard several 
times. 

Altho this maiden is not one of our champion disputants, she 
has some very, very decided opinions. Movies, skating and 
dancing are among her favorite pastimes. 

Her common sense and good judgment may always he relied 
upon, and she is unswervingly faithful in her friendships. 



ILpIe $ertl)a Cijanbler 

Amherst, Mass. 

".1 girl who has so many wilful ways, 
She would hare caused Job's patience to forsake him; 
Yet so rich in all that's girlhood's praise, 
Did Job himself upon her goodness gaze, 
A little bellei she would surely make him." 
"Lylabus" is a little thing and she would he still shorter 
without her "Gibson" neck. Her chief pleasure is arguing against 
woman-suffrage. Recently she has been talking in her sleep 
and has made such remarks as "Are you sure you want it done 
in purple, George?" 

Lyle's greatest weakness is her peculiar fondness for "early" 
tomatoes, hut she will doubtless overcome it when she teaches 
in the little kindergarten of which she is dreaming. 



g>atab Cstfjer Clarke 

Lyonsville, Mass. 

Tho' head of Student Council, 
And in the Glee Club, too, 

And on the Editorial Staff 
Still to her work she's true. 

And when arrived the masquerade. 

Just guess "who" if you can, 
For towering there among us 

Was one good, proper man. 

About her beaux, not one of us 
Has ever heard "Sal" tell, 

Yet we're quite positive she thinks 
A certain "Ford" runs well. 

Kind hearted, true and cheerv, 

This little, tiny (?) gal; 
And in this class of '17 

Who's more beloved than "Sal?" 



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{Efjerctfa Conlon 

North Adams, Mass. 

"/ dare not trust these eyes, 
They (Inure in mists and dazzle with surprise." 

When Tese stalls to recite, you may be sure there is a good 
laugh coming, for she couldn't be serious if she tried. Though 
she has not worn herself to a shadow studying, she has managed 
to "get by" with credit to spare. 

Nor have her other talents failed of appreciation, for she is 
one of our basket hall captains and a member of the Glee Club. 
With all her accomplishments, we feel sure she will be success- 
ful in her chosen profession, though we wonder if she will follow 
it long! 



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Jllaub jWap Coong 

WlLLIAMSTOWN, Mass. 

"Above a heart more good and kind. 
Her goodness and her worth to spy." 

Maud, generous Maudie! How many school tickets has she 
loaned to bankrupt friends, who returned them about six months 
later, without- even one per cent interest? I dare not tell, for 
fear of shaming the borrowers. 

Neither is she afraid to work. At lunch time, it was she 
that made the cocoa, she that set the table, she that served, and 
she that swept. But why so much interest manifested in such 
household tasks? We have thought, and we still think! 

Whenever there is fun, Maud is usually in the midst of it, 
although quite unobtrusive. 

Here's to Maud, now and always! 




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Jflarte Clt^abetf) Corcoran 

Stockbridge, Mass. 

"True worth is in being, nut seeming, 
In doing each dag that goes by 
Some little good, — not in dreaming 
Of great things to do by and by." 

Marie can always be trusted, and knows the secrets of her 
many friends. Also, she is very tender-hearted and a comfort 
to all when life's burdens seem too much to bear. 

Marie is fond of figs, but likes dates better. She goes down 
town often after school for candy and ice-cream, as we are led to 
suppose. 

Try to picture her in a remote, rural school in Vermont! 
We all wish her success in whatever she undertakes. 



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iWtlbrcb Cttjel Crctos 

Noeth Adams, .Mass. 

"She's clever and popular and pretty 
Most vivacious and decidedly witty." 

Would you believe this to be "Crewsie," who traveled from 
"Old Drury" two short years ago? Needless to say, she is one 
of our most popular girls, and is also one of our basket-ball 
captains. 

Her peculiar little grunt, which is generally followed by a 
giggle, had, no doubt, a great influence in deciding the vote of 
the Glee Club, when she became a member. 

Mildred took the H. A. course, and, if you. don't believe it, 
just ask for a sample of her gingerbread. "Nun* sed!" 



gnatftatia Catherine Crototfjer 

Fall River, Mass. 

"Her smile lends brightness In the day, 
If we bi/l catch its fleeting ray 
We fail to sense the load we bear." 

Somehow or other Anna heard of our wonderful school, ami 
in February, 1916, she joined us. We were glad she did, for we 
soon found that she was ever smiling and cheerful. Who has 
seen her w : hen she did not have a smile and a pleasant word for 
all? 

When we see her read her "male" we think most of her letters 
are "bills." Next to geography, she likes cooking, and she de- 
clares, as she carefully mixes a cake or ponders over a "bill" of 
fare, "Well, if this be madness, there's a method in it." 



Cecilia jUlarie Botjertp 

North Adams, Mass. 

"A presence (<> be fill and known 
In darkness as in light." 

For two short years "Ceil" has wandered quietly through our 
halls, and, although her voice is gentle, we can occasionally hear 
her call, "Coming home now?" "Ci-Ci" has no great liking for 
books anil when opportunity offers we may see her at one of the 
countless (?) places of amusement in town. "Ceil" has taken a 
particular liking to dancing of late, and, although we do not 
know why, we feel sure that there is some reason underlying this 
sudden fancy. 

Next year we shall be able to visit Ceil's school on the moun- 
tainside where with dignity she will preside as school-mistress. 



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jfrancea ggneg Bobcrtp 

North Adams, Mass. 

"To those who know thee not, no words run paint, 
And those who know thee, know all words are faint." 

"Fran" is one of our girls who can always be relied upon, es- 
pecially when one is looking for any equipment which by chance 
(yes, only by chance) might be found lacking in one's own desk. 

Quiet and demure as she appears to strangers, yet in Gym 
she seems quite dangerous. Oh! those baskets that she makes' 

"Fran" often attends early morning church, and we have 
heard that she makes a similar effort to be present at the movies 
on Friday evening. 



Snagtacta ^elcn Bonoban 

WlLLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 

"A form more fair, a face more sweet, 
Ne'er hath it been my lot to meet." 

After refusing a traveller's agency for Cheney Silk Ann came 
to Normal with her winning ways and pleasant disposition, 
greeting all her classmates with her cheerful smiles. She is a 
favorite with both sexes, and has a peaches-and-cream complexion 
which we all admire. 

Ana's favorite pastime is taking long strolls. Whether she 
goes alone or not is still a mystery to the girls. We wonder why 
Williams College has such attractions for her. 

Luck be thy constant friend, Ana! 



&nna Cerega Brtscoll 

Windsor, Mass. 

"And welcome wheresoe'er she went, 
A calm and graceful element." 

Anna is the girl from the wilds of Windsor. You would 
never suspect her ability to tell such funny stories. Yes, Anna 
is really witty. 

As one hard worker who tried to have our class-book a suc- 
cess, Anna must be mentioned, for she secured from a native of 
her town a donation which did not pay for the book, but helped 
—a little! 

Anna thinks that she will make folk dancing a specialty! 
She says it is going to be the thing in the future. 

We all have found Ann to be a true classmate, and we arc 
sure, because of her sterling qualities, that she will be successful 
as a teacher. 



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^den ggnca Bunfrep 

WlLLIAMSTOWN, Mass. 

"A beauteous maiden, resplendent as Ike morning sun, 
Beaming with golden hair." 

We might add to the above quotation a great many things 
about beauty, and have them true. But then, her picture is 
here, and we can look at that and remember her rosy cheeks. 

Though she is cordial and friendly enough with us, we hear 
sad tales of how cold and distant she can be while walking near 
a certain neighboring college. She doesn't seem to care for 
automobiles, but prefers a "coach." 



glice dienetriebe Burnt 

POWNAL, VT. 

"Always busy and also happy" 

A year ago, Alice left the little town of Pownal in search of 
education and finally settled at Normal. She is seen very often 
in North Adams visiting the Public Library as she says, but we 
think she meditates about Drury's new building. We wonder 
why. 

Her hobby is catching the car. We know she succeeds for 
promptly at eight o'clock she enters the Household Arts class 
with a well prepared lesson. 

Next year will probably find Ally teaching in her own little 
school where, for the sake of discipline, we hope she will keep that 
dimple hidden. 



ggneg dlertrube Mutnin 

North Adams, Mass. 
"There is something in your friendship 
That has stood through many a test, 
Citing me a sense of safety, 
Of sincerity and rest, — 
Friend of mine, my whole life through 
I'll be glad that I met you." 
Although quiet and demure, Agnes is one of our dependable 
girls, earnest, industrious and self-reliant. In Junior year, 
many a classmate, guided by her star, finished a math lesson, 
and turned away blessing the possessor of such knowledge. 

Underneath her coat of seriousness, however, is a bit of dry 
humor, which a few of her associates have been fortunate enough 
to find. 



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&nne Jfallon 

WlLLIAMSTOWN, Mass. 

"When you do dance, I wish you mere a wave o' the sea, 
Thai you might ever do nothing but that." 

Anne has such an even disposition, that serious disagreement 
with her is impossible. 

When Anne's name is mentioned to any of her friends, there 
arises instantly in their minds, a vision of her gliding over a 
waxed floor, which gliding she likewise imitates by "waxing 
eloquent" on the class room floor. During Senior year, she 
has proved very efficient at tickling the ivories for Glee Club. 

If success attained at Normal is a fair indication, Anne is 
sure of success in the future. 



Hatljerine Culalta Jflpnn 

North Adams, Mass. 
"Her hand is ready and trilling." 

We hardly know when Katherine is near, and yet we do know 
when she isn't near. If anything must be borrowed everyone 
goes directly to Katherine. She would divide her only pencil 
with anyone who asked her to do so. 

Promptly on the minute, she meets Isabel in the morning and 
they walk to school together. She is quiet, — but she likes com- 
pany as she goes through life. 

We can imagine her pupils waiting next year to walk home 
with their teacher. 



€t\)e\ ffl&p #arlanb 

Greenfield, Mass. 

"Courageous, faithful and true 
In every thing she may do." 

Ethe! is one of our four girls from Greenfield. She proceeded 
immediately to establish her reputation of great wisdom and 
common sense. Often she has tried to point out to us the error 
of our ways. Perhaps her failure to impress us more deeply is 
due to the misbehavior of those gray eyes. We think perhaps 
"Dorm" life would be rather monotonous for her, were it not for 
certain letters arriving at stated intervals. 

Her favorite occupation seems to be "looking out for the 
other fellow" and because of this we will ever be interested in 
all that she does. 



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Cstljer Jttap <&eer 

Hinsdale, Mass. 
"May we do as well in the future as we hare in the past." 

Nicknames — "Eth-ther ;" "Tot t ie" 

Esther wandered into our class from that plaee with the 
aristocratic name, Hinsdale. Her firm belief is that there is no 
place like home and mother, for every week-end, no matter what 
the season or the weather, she is seen wending her way home- 
ward. Esther is a speed girl in some respects, for she possesses 
a wonderful intellect, and apparently spends so little time in 
getting her lessons that she is the envy of the rest of us, who do 
likewise, but with far different results. 

"Tettie" believes that there is no friend like a good book, 
but although she is such a famous bookworm, yet she never 
reads at the wrong time; no, not even during Study Hour (?) In 
fact, we might say that Esther never did anything at the wrong 
time, not even indulging in a spread (?) in the wee, small hours of 
a night previous to vacation. 

Esther is noted for the noise she didn't make during her nor- 
mal school life. 

Favorite occupation — going home week-ends. 



Boris 3teabelle #oulb 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Three stories high, and full of fun." 
"Our Baby" 

Our first impression of "Gouly" is that she is very quiet, in- 
dustrious and undemonstrative. Upon better acquaintance, 
we discover a wide-awake, unselfish and lovable companion. 

That Doris is bright, is indicated by the fact that she is the 
youngest member of the class. Probably her daily walk ac- 
counts for her excellent spirits and genuine zeal in everything 
she undertakes, from teaching to playing basketball, which she 
greatly enjoys. 

"Gouly" is usually good-natured, becoming angry only when 
presidential elections are discussed. But they come only once 
in four years, so cheer up! 



illarion Srene UNugfjt 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Ye gods! annihilate but spaee and time, 
And make two loners happy." 

Marion is one of the several Pittsfield girls who makes life at 
Normal what it should be. We have been fortunate enough 
to have her in the "dorm" during our Senior year. 

She was uncertain as to whether she preferred to attend school 
in a certain New Hampshire town or in Worcester, so she com- 
promised and came to North Adams. 

Her favorite study is "Lit," for there she can give "Some 
Scattering Remarks of Bub's" without being hushed into silence 
by inconsiderate young ladies. 

Our heartiest wish is that she will have great happiness. 



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iHargaret limit J^alloran 

Northampton, Mass. 

"Just being happy is a fine thing to do; 
Looking on the bright side rather than the blue." 
In describing "Peg," we must tell you thai she is Wise and 
very "Frank," the latter being one of her most prominent charac- 
teristics. Although especially fond of towers, "Peg" doesn't 
long for beautiful mansions. If she is not to be found in 35, 
she is usually at 8411. It is said that some people have to pay 
extra 'phone hills on her account. "Peg" is not only a social 
star, hut also a good scholar. She is ever willing to help any- 
one in need, and indeed we often go to her for advice. 



iHlora Pauline J^agfetng 

Xorth Adams, Mass. 
"What mailer if the world go wrong? 
She has the happy gift 
To see the good that's in the way, 
And give the rest a lift." 

For two years Mora has cheerfully glided along with books 
(?) under her arm, taking things as they came. This policy 
has worked admirably in her case, for she has been one of the 
lucky few to get A's at the training schools. However, let it be 
known that she doesn't sit up every night to study; moreover, 
she loves to be teased by her chum to skip to the movies, which 
they attend as "Hench and Hask," the heavenly twins. 

Mora makes a very eloquent speaker in the hall. On the 
stage she has the ability to omit the middle of a poem with no 
one's being the wiser. 

Will she be an old maid school marm? Never! 



(Urate ifflargaret ^encfjep 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Whence is thy learning? Hath tin/ toil 
O'er books consumed the midnight oil.'" 

Blithely and serenely Grace has daily made the rounds from 
West Main St. to the school and hack again. Blithely, why 
not? Precisely at the same hour as her starting does not an 
individual with the cognomen Bob leave his home in the Normal 
district? Nothing would he more natural than that these two 
should meet. Hence come Grace's buoyant spirits which not 
even lesson plans can dampen. 

We would have it known that Grace expects to win first 
prize for the gracefulness with which she turns somersaults in 
the gymnasium! ! ! 



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iflattlba 3lba Hettinger 

RoSLINDALE, Mass. 

"None knew thee but iii lore thee, 
Nor named thee but to praise." 

Tillie hails from Boston. She is decidedly an athletic girl 
having starred in basket-ball all through her course, and upheld 
the record which she brought with her from High School. 

When Tillie came to us, she was hardly worldly wise, but 
after being "Chas"tized (not unpleasantly), her lack of sophistica- 
tion has quite disappeared. 

Although "Till" has taken the Kindergarten Course, we often 
wonder why she did not take H. A., for truly the application 
of such knowledge will he necessary. The best wishes of the 
class will accompany her throughout her teaching career. 



&oge Jfranceg ^icbep 

Lenox, Mass. 
"Forget you ? well if forgetting 
Be thinking all the day 
How the long hours drag since you left ws, 
Days seem years with you away." 
Can we forget Rose, the girl who is always so merry and 
cheerful? Think of history class without her, for when all 
other faces appear blank, who but Rose comes to the rescue'.' 

Very brave is she, especially when a spread is to be held in 
a distant room, for she will valiantly lead the timid Juniors to 
the place of the feast without any hesitation. 

It is hard to believe, as Rose is not a frivolous person, but 
she has a mania for trying on borrowed garments and parading 
about the corridors of the dormitory in them. There is no need 
of saying that the best wishes of the class go with her. 



&nnie €lt?abetij Hilton 

Great Barrington, Mass. 
"Her presence buds its warmth and health 
To all who come before it." 

Annie first won fame early in the Junior year, when she be- 
came known throughout the class for ease, skill, and notable 
self-control in basket-ball. 

One of Annie's favorite studies is art. Who but she ever 
heard of calling a bright yellow a burnt orange? Such is the 
case when speaking of a certain Ford. 

When you want to know some particulars about the Xew 
England States, just ask Annie, for she has lived in most of 
them. This year her attention is centered in Connecticut. 
"In every work that she began 
She did it with all her heart." 



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$elcn jflflarp $oag 

PlTTSFlELD, Mass 

"Slow but steady wins the run ." 

Helen is one of our Normalites who travels daily on the 
electrics. How fortunate for her thai she must travel on the 

west-side car line! At two o'clock on pleasant afternoons she 
may be seen trudging down Church street under the heavy 
strain of her school hag, headed for the 4:30 car. We wonder 
where she stops for that intervening short interval? 

Just a hint to her classmates! If anyone of you is short of a 
lesson plan, look between the windowsill and the window on one 
of the aforesaid cars! It may do some good! 



(Sleanore dMabps; ^ofjncr 

Greenfield, Mass. 

"Maiden, that read'st this simple rhyme, 

Enjoy tin/ youth, — " 

"Honey" is one of the four girls from Greenfield. With 

her, it is always a case of work before pleasure. Then, hur"ray" 

for sliding, though she does not lean the "right" way. One 

of Eleanor's hobbies, until she bought her small hat, was wearing 

her large one, tipped to an angle of 45°. 

We wonder if she will take a position in Stamford, or apply 
for work at Hunter's? 

At any rate, a bright future surely awaits one who has been 
so faithful in her school work. I can now hear this little maid 
say, "Is that so?" 



^Florence Jfflarton ^opt 

Cheshire, Mass. 

"Twenty years old is little Flossy; 
Twenty years older still she seems, 
With her busy eyes and fingers, 

And her grown-up thoughts and schemes." 

Each day, Flossy comes from Cheshire with her bag full of 
books. .Some one greets her with, "Know your grammar lesson?" 
Flossy answers "No," but when in class she can answer any 
question with a "Well, I should think — " or "It must be — " 

If one could spy upon her in her odd moments, he would 
find her either reading "Judge" or engaged in deep meditation. 
A certain "Otho" from York State supplies her with this material 
for her day dreams. 



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^a^el illation l^unt 

PlTTSFIELD, Mass. 

"She has two eyes, so soft and brown, 
Take care!" 

This little, dark-haired, rosy-cheeked girl, eomes every 
morning from Pittsfield to join our ranks. 

During the paralysis epidemic, Hazel stayed in North Adams 
where, to be sure, there are many attractions, but she found it 
very lonesome on Sunday evenings. Hence on week-ends she 
traveled to her beloved Pittsfield. 

She used to have a fondness for "Art," but now she seems in- 
terested in draughting, — perhaps because of the teacher. 

She has been told that she has chosen the wrong profession. 
Is there any insinuation? 

Night and day she is haunted by the fear of being fat, and 
looks indignantly at the scales, feeling sure they are wrong. 



Cstellc jllarie Scroti 

Willi amstown, Mass. 

"To be merry, best becomes you, for out of question you were born 
i a a mi rry hour." 

Here is a girl who is as jolly and light-hearted as anyone 
could wish. Never is the time wasted which is spent in travel, 
for Stella diligently (?) pursues her studies on the car, especially 
on Monday mornings. One of her hobbies is zoology, where 
her interest is particularly centered about the "Spider Web." 

If you think Stell isn't acquainted with geography, just ask 
her where the Clyde (River) is situated. It is a question whether 
Household Arts wouldn't have done her as much good as the 
Kindergarten Course, for it might be of more practical use. 



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Pittsfield, Mass. 
"Be it ever so humble 
There's no place like home." 
No quotation applies to Ruth as the above, for she is surely 
a home-lover. During the epidemic of infantile paralysis in 
Pittsfield, it was necessary for her to stay at North Adams, and 
she was almost heartbroken, but has managed to survive. 

One of Joyce's daily diversions is coming up in her "electric." 
She adores "Gym", and is quite strong for "Art." 

Ruth is so meek about everything, that an outsider might 
think she were fretting about her studies, but Sarah could tell a 
different story. 

Without a doubt, Ruth's happy disposition will endear her 
to her "young hopefuls", as it has to us. 



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Sgneg ifranceS llcefe 

Sot tii Shaptsburt, Vt. 

'^Pretty t<> walk with, 
Witty to talk with." 

Isn't it strange that Aggie is taking the Household Arts 
Course? And yet she tells us that she wouldn't look at a man. 

If anyone would like a good business manager for "spreads," 
we can highly recommend Agnes, as she has had considerable 
experience in that line. 

Aggie is one of our brightest and merriest girls. She has a 
smile for everyone, and is always ready to give help to those who 
need it. The class of 1917 extends its best wishes lor a successful 
teaching career. 



&o£ie Rebecca llelte 

Greenfield, Mass. 
"Everything comes l<> Iter who waits." 

Rose is a very agreeable girl with a southern drawl (where 
did you get it, Rose?), which is very pleasing to the ear. 

Rose likes a good time and is always ready to enter into all 
the fun, isn't she, Velores? 

Football games and dances are her favorite pastimes. She 
likes especially to go to them when they are held in Adams. 
And oh! those "man dances!" "Lee/'.-ve them alone she canX 
not! 

The class bequeaths to her an alarm clock in the hope that 
she will use it to advantage next year. 



Jfranceg IHoob Einne 

HorSATONIC, Mass. 

"// you bring a smiling visage 
To the glass, yon meet « swiiZe." 

Frances changes with the weather. Sometimes we find her 
all happiness and fun, and other times we wonder if she is plan- 
ning to be a deaconess. Some day she expects, as a teacher, to 
extend her wisdom to the poor "whites" in Kentucky. 

Fran, Frank, Frisco, Kinne, Skin, Skinne. are but a few of her 
names and she lets you choose whichever you wish. 

Some of the spreads in Room 10 are never to be forgotten. 

We shall miss her musical laugh. 



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2teabd ILavkin 

North Adams, Mass. 
"A flower of comedy." 

Not only ran the Marcus Musical Company boast of a 
humorous "Izzy," but we can also, in the person of Izzy Larkin. 
There is an outward sign which always distinguishes her, and 
that is a fresh white collar. Perhaps the reader does not think 
these white collars important, but they really are. 

Although our little Quaker girl affords a great deal of fun 
for us, Isabel is always ready with a Content, Material, and 
Method, — her specialty. For two years she has favored the 
Glee Club with her melodious voice, and we are looking forward 
to the day when the Victor people will discover her. 



ggneg lUstfjtoap 

North Adams, Mass. 

"A maiden, modest and yet self- possessed, 
Youthful and beautiful and simply dressed." 

Quietly and steadily, Agnes has trod the path which leads 
to her calling. Never have we seen her cross, nor anything 
but cheerful. Amid the trials and tribulations of lesson plans 
and refractory chair seats, she calmly proceeds to smile and sing 
as always. Her smile is dimpled, and her song is a sweet, high 
soprano melody which secured for her unquestioned admission 
to the Glee Club. 

As no deep circles darken her eyes, we know she needs little 
sleep, for dances usually mean sleepy eyes for most of us on the 
"morning after the night before." 

Her favorite expression is, "I'se only one mo' ribber to cross." 



CUa Hebcrason 

Holyoke, Mass. 

"Quips and cranks and wanton wiles, 
Nods and becks and wreathed smiles;" 

Here is one of our basketball captains, and a jolly comrade, 
too. She has no nickname, though she might be called "Levvy." 
short for levity! 

Back in the dark ages, we are sure her ancestors were musi- 
cians, because, when asked a question, Ella says, "huh," be- 
ginning on "do" and ascending the scale to the question mark! 
Needless to say she supports the Glee Club with her strong alto. 

Of course there are rumors of letters from Springfield care- 
fully concealed, but, on the other hand, we are sure we heard 
someone say, "VFewere out till one-thirty A. M. election night." 

We sincerely hope Ella will be impartial, and urge her pupils 
to vote for all the presidential candidates in 1920! 



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North Adams, Mass. 
"Hon: lady-like, how queen-like she appears." 

Olive is boon companion of the twins, Hench and Bask. 
Together, they stroll to school; together they discuss what he 
said and what she said, and together they support the theaters 
of North Adams. 

Outsiders know little of the wonderful secrets of the trio but 
we guess at some of them. 

She loves Gym (?) and expects to be an expert tight-rope 
walker some-day, walking from one aeroplane to another. 

Wc suspect that the Normal School is but a stepping-stone 
in her path to some other vocation which she has in mind, and 
that another kind of school may claim her soon. 



Borotfjp Allaire ILjmd) 

Hatfield, Mass. 
"To those who know thee not, no words ran paint 
And those who know thee, know nil words are faint." 

Our • is known as the most ambitious girl in the North 
Adams Normal School. In her Senior year, she decided to study 
H. A., but just why, we are still very curious to find out. For 
two years she has been a member of the Glee Club, and on num- 
erous occasions has entertained us with a deep musical voice, 
calling down the hall, "Le-na!" 

We hear indirectly that she is very fond of riding to Bishop 
in Fords, and that she insists always upon the front seat. 

What she received on the Christmas tree, we well remember, 
and it is the sincere hope of everyone that all her Days will be 
perfect like this one. 



£ltce eit^abenj ftlacarnjur 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
"Whom all eyes followed with one consent 
The cheer of whose laugh and whose pleasant word, 
Hushed all murmurs of discontent." 

Nick name: "Al". 

Here we have a very timid little blue-eyed girl, a good ex- 
ample of "Innocence Abroad." When in class, one would 
imagine she were weak, but she can change if occasion demands. 

She has had the honor of being our class secretary for two 
years, and has faithfully carried out her duties. 

For this fair damsel, high school has many attractions. She 
is noted for her soft, merry laugh, which can be heard all over 
the "Dorm." 

The best wishes of 1917 go with you, dear Al. 



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Margaret jfflarp JWacfe 

North Adams, Mass. 
"It is chance that makes brothers, but hearts that make friends." 

"I sat up till three o'clock this morning, working on authors' 
books!" Poor Margaret, you are not the only one who binned 
the midnight electricity! But cheer-up, you will he glad to have 
authors' hooks next year, when you are stranded on a desert 
island, such as a rural community. Perhaps you will read them 
yourself to break the monotony. 

That sounds like a dull program, hut no place will be dull 
when you are in it. Your shiny, curly hair will "brighten the 
corner where you are." 



$larp eit^abeti) Jflacfesep 

North Adams, Mass. 

Oh, sweet and good-natured Macksey, 

You're so jolly and so true; 
You're always so kind and loving, 

That you make us all love you. 

A friendly, unselfish girl you are, 
So they tell us, Mary, dear, 

To meet, you're as sweet as the roses, 
And we're happy when you're near. 

You're always so quick to laugh, "Mack,' 
But in gym you reach the height ; 

Though some people know it not, "May,' 
We all glory in your might. 

Next year in your schoolroom, Mary, 
Think of us, your classmates, too; 

Forget not the class you loved once, 
And the class who e'er loves you. 



Jflarp (Elt^abetl) Jflacllaren 

Adams, Mass. 

l 'Her hair is like curling mist 
That climbs the mountain siile at e'en, 
When flow'r-reviving rains are past; 
An' she has twa' sparkling roguish een." 

Here comes Mary ! Hats off ! She is indeed the most popular 
girl in our class, which fact is fully attested by her having heen 
Junior class president and unanimously re-elected in the Senior 
year. Much hard work has heen the accompaniment of her 
office, hut there is compensation in everything, for occasionally 
we see two brilliants (?) together. Then 1 arc sometimes other 
compensations, as when a notice appears on the bulletin hoard, 
signed with due authority, and howling for class dues. The 
next day, the president sports new tortoise-shell-specs! 

Her voice is worthy the Glee Club membership which she 
holds. 

We shall never forget the first day we caught the gleam of 
that diamond. Old maid school-marms are not in her line! 



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Wilmington, Vt. 

"Urn's a sigh In those irhn Ion mi -. 
Ami a smile In llinsi irhn hate: 

And whatever sky's above me, 
Hen's a heart for any fate." 

So hero is Nell, our classmate, one of the truest friends ever 
a girl could have! If anyone is feeling blue, to whom does she 
(jo? Why to Nell, of course. Although she never troubles 

others with her cares, she is always ready to share the burdens 
of her friends. 

"I can't explain the art, 

But I know her for my own. 

Because her lightest tone 

Wakes an echo in my heart." 



Htlltan Sntta ftloricr 

Adams, Mass. 

"To hear her slug, — to hear her sinn — 
// is iii hear the birds of spring." 

Lillian is one of our classmates who came to us from Adams. 
"Lil's" arrival was not heralded by a brass hand or chorus, for 
that was quite unnecessary. Her own vocal talent soon pro- 
claimed the fact that "She" was at Normal. As a result of this 
power she was chosen a member of the Glee Club. 

Those who have never played with or against our basketball 
captain, will say that she is gentle — hut — ask an opponent about 
her "guarding!" 

Shall we ever forget those lonely days in the lunch-room when 
she was absent? Ah, but when she returned, what thrilling 
tale did we hear! It was all about Little Red Hiding Hood, 
Bridget and a convent. What More(ly) could one ask for? 



PlTTSFIELD, Mass. 
"I know a llllle damsel 

As light of foot "s th' air. 
Anil with smile as gag 
As th' sun nf lh' Mag. 

Ami clouds of auburn hmr." 

We must admit that Dorothy's hair is a very beautiful shade 
of reddish brown, but it should be real brick color to go with the 
sparks that sometimes fly about. Dodo is one of our merry 
little butterflies and we expect to sec her some day imitating 
Mrs. Vernon Castle or some other noted danseusc 

Dot's two favorites are Poodles and Mrs. Van Etten. She 
always goes home to see Poodles. Her special delicacies are 
macaroni and cheese and prunes ('.'). We hope that these articles 
of diet will be the favorites of her boarding mistress next year! 



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Cl^abetl) Jfrances! iHtukare 

North Adams, M \ss. 
"With a music as sweet as the music which seems 
Breathed softly and faint in tht cur of our dreamsl 
How brilliant ami mirthful tin light of her eye 
Like a star glancing out from the blue of the sky." 
Here we have Elizabeth, the first, last, and only girl in the 
elass called by that name. In some intuitive way, the ('.lee 
Club divined that she had had much practice in correspondence, 
so chose her for its secretary. 

During her Senior year, Elizabeth has been guided by an 
outside force — a "Ray" of light, and perhaps this is why she so 
thoroughly understood that subject in geography. 



fflane jflorence J&asf) 

Cheshire, Mass. 
"/ know fur by her laughing air. 
Her bright blue eyes and dark brown hair." 
Marie has been one of the dependable girls of 1017, in school- 
work, Glee Club, basketball and class meetings. 

She possesses a charming voice, and this, together with her 
efficient manner of handling affairs as leader of the Glee Club, 
has made rehearsals pleasant, and the girls confident to go before 
the musical critics of the community. 

Marie has proved herself a "Starr," at basketball but draws 
the "Curtains" at taking walks during Gym. 

She has been elected to write the Class Will, and we hope 
she will leave some of her good nature to the Juniors. 
Marie would like to teach in Amherst. 



3#a?el &nna i^icfjols 

WlLLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 

"Neglecting worldly things, and dedicated to the bettering of my 
mind:' (?!!?) 

Do you remember when we first opened our eyes and found 
"Nick?" It was after she lost all that weight which she used 
to have! 

To see her hustling around the building from 8.45 to 5.20, — 
we allow her the odd moments for the friendly chats she considers 
necessary, — one might think that "Nick" was one of our worst 
pluggers; but remember, that when four out of five school nights 
are devoted to social activities, it seems necessary "to throw a 
bluff," at least, the next day. 

"Nick" has a wonderful sense of humor; in fact, she scents a 
joke almost before it is out. 

She says she's for Wilson, so we infer she means the Presi- 
dent, though perhaps ? 



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PlTTSFIELD, Mass. 
".1 cheerful burs! of laughter, 
A merry squeak of song, 
Without our little Chubby 
How could we get along?" 
Agnes is one of our favorite girls, and wherever you go, you 
may be sure to hear her merry voice echoing thru the hulls. 

As a Junior, she was elected captain of one of our basketball 
teams, and made such a good record for us that we were eager 
to re-elect her the following year. 

Gymnastics is her favorite subject, into which Agnes puts 
her whole heart and soul, and the side which she plays on is sure 
to win. We expect to hear of great triumphs accomplished by 
"Ag." 




ILena Parbtoell €>tts 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

"When I cannot have my way, 

I must no ill-will display, 
Hut must learn to hciul my will, 
And he kind and gentle still." 
Nick name — "Lean." 
Favorite expression — "I should worry." 
Now, would you know what distinguishes her? A great 
heart, full to over-flowing, and constantly planning and devising 
for those she loves. Before you know it, she has found out your 
tastes, your longings, your needs; and also before you know it, 
the skies seem to be dropping down all kinds of things for your 
comfort and pleasure. Cheerful, strong, full of hope, — what 
better companion could be found than she? 




jflo&tiic gfoelc Pearson 

Holyoke, Mass. 
"It wos only o glad 'Good-morning' 
As she passed along the way. 
Hut it spread the morning's glory 
Over the lire long day." 
How many homesick Juniors, I wonder, were cheered by 
Flossie, with her pleasant smile and word? 

As a Junior, we feared that this Holyoke girl was going to be 

shy and retiring, but she has shown us that we were mistaken. 

"Floss" and her room-mate daily patronize the Wilson House 

Drug Store, Spaulding's Bakery, and, to be quite "Frank," 

Apothecary Hall. 

We need not delve into her future, because Pownal has al- 
ready prophesied Flossie's fate. 



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8nna JSallartJ Jflaree Prttdjarb 

Manchester, N. H. 

"As long as I can speak a word or wag a finger, I won't admit I'm 

crushed." 

Nickname — "Stubby." 

Anna is one of the happy, good-natured girls of 1917. Al- 
though her most common expression is, "Oh, I'm BO tired!" 
she usually manages to complete her daily lessons. Failing 
to do this at night, she will he at work bright and early the fol- 
lowing morning. It is a common thing, as you walk down the 
hall, to see a "5.30 sign" on her door. 

If she keeps at her task in her school in the. "West" as well 
as she has kept at her studies in Normal .School, we know she 
will succeed. 



I^elen &eeb 

D ALTON, Mass. 
"Friends slowly icon are long held." 

Helen was one of our demure girls. At the beginning of our 
school life, one would often hear her referred to as, "that quiet 
girl from Dalton." 

Daily, Helen wended her way up through the Berkshires to 
Normal, where she spent every moment in the pursuit of knowl- 
edge. 

Being one of the twelve members of the kindergarten depart- 
ment, Helen learned much about the interests of little children, 
which she says, we shall see exemplified upon visiting her kinder- 
garten. 

We all wish her success! 



&nna Cecelia &etmann 

Peru, Mass. 
"Her life teas earnest work, not play." 

Anna is a quiet, friendly girl who all too seldom finds time 
to visit her neighbors. In fact, her favorite expression is, "I 
guess I'll go and study!" 

A while ago she was often called to the telephone, but we 
hope it was only an order for bulbs. For her, the monotony of 
institution life is broken by the occasional sight of a certain 
Royal youth and frequent glances at that lovely diamond neck- 
lace. 

Anna has won our greatest respect, and we all wish her suc- 
cess, and hope that she will always find someone to carry her 
suit -case. 



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Jflabeltne Vefiita fobbing 

PlTTSFIELD, Mass. 

"Deep sworn faith, peace, amity." 

Madeline is one of the few quiet, studious girls of our class. 
In fact, she is so very quiet thai one would scarcely think that 
she was paying attention in class. At almost any time one will 
find her busily benl over her desk, studying; consequently, 
she rarely fails in a recitation. There are people who say little 
and think much, and Madeline is one of them. If we wished to 
qualify her with some adjective, we would say that modest was 
apropos. 

However, she can enjoy a joke if there is one. Ask Ethel. 

Madeline is very fond of foreign languages, some of which she 
is studying. Perhaps the day will come when she will he an 
instructress in a college for girls. 



€ti)ti Cfjafiie Robinson 

Readixc, Mass. 

"Jusl to be tender, just to In true: 
Just to be glad I he whale day through." 

Although you have been with us such a little while during 
these two years, Ethel, we know that you have been in sympathy 
with our work from the first, and have tried your best to use your 
opportunities to gain the knowledge and friendship, which the 
members of the Faculty have offered to us as a class and as indi- 
viduals. You have been a conscientious worker among us, and 
we know that the above quotation might well have been your 
motto during your sojourn here. We wish you success, and 
hope your diligence may be rewarded with just the position you 
may desire. 



dmma &ubmcfe 

WlLUAMSTOWN", Mass. 
"Her heart is like an outbound ship 

That (d it* anchor swings." 

Who is it that we see trailing into the building at about 8.45 
every morning, with smiling face and welcome word for all, and 
with lessons always (? ?) carefully prepared? Emma Rudnick, 
of course ! 

She has shown her strength as a basketball player. This 
year "Em" was elected captain, an honor to be proud of. 

One fault, however, she has; namely, a passion for pretty 
bows. Nearly every morning at the beginning of chapel exer- 
cises, "Em" begins to fix that bow, a subject on which Mr. 
M unlock often gives us twenty-minute talks. 

She is a true and loyal friend, ever ready to be of service to 
others. Xo one has ever seen her "rage and fume." for she al- 
ways sees the silver lining in every cloud. We hope she will 
continue to see the "silver" even next year when she receives her 
munificent salary. 



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Ctfjel &M g>acfeett 

Westiteld, Mass. 

"Forth trips a laughing dark-eyed lass. 
To intercept us as we /hiss." 

If you ever think you hear a dog's hark at the "Dorm," rest 
assured 'tis only Ethel. She never bites; sometimes she nips, 
but we forget all about it after one look from those innocent 
brown eyes. She is a fine pet to have around, although she 
sometimes makes things lovely! 

Nickname: "My father calls me Migi." 

Favorite occupations: barking, sniffing camphor, telling 
jokes, looking forward to the fourteenth of Febjniary. 

Favorite sayings: "Makes me so mad," and, "As my father 
says." 

Greatest ambitions: To teach a Fourth Grade and to own a 
chicken farm. 



€lt?abctf) &\itt H>t)eef)an 

Easthampton, Mass. 
"Our days are better lighted by hiring smiles than by sun." 

If anyone wishes to know from which room the noise and 
fun issue, just knock on Bessie's door. Bess is one of our jolly, 
good-natured girls, always ready to enter into any mischief, 
even to ringing the dinner-bell at 9.30 P. M., and — you may de- 
pend upon it — Bess will never "squeal." 

This year she seems greatly interested in Windsor Lake, 
whither she frequently walks. Ask her why. 

When she receives a box from home, all the girls flock to her 
room, to share the contents with her. 

Favorite expressions: "Oh! Fm so tiresome!" 
"You're not mad, are you?" 



jllargaret Catherine IHjeefjan 

North Adams, Mass. 
"Fair is she to behold, this maiden of seventeen summers." 

Margaret, better known as Peggy, came to us from "Old 
Drury." Peg is especially anxious to recite in history class 
about the "Gorry" battles, a tendency which is quite unusual in 
so timid a maiden. 

Margaret is even more popular outside of school than in. 
At all the balls and dances Peggy can be seen tripping the light 
fantastic. Her culinary efforts are marked with great success 
in Miss Sholes' class, as well as at home, a fact which indicates 
that this maid is up-to-date, since she practices the doctrine of 
preparedness. 



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Harriet &u*an Umiitf) 

Great Barrinoton, Mass. 
"We live in deeds, not years; 
In thoughts, not breaths; 
I n feelings, not in figures on a dial. 

We should count linn by heart throbs." 

We sec Harriet coming down the corridor with a huge pile 
of hooks under one arm, and we are already wondering what 
exciting news she has to tell. "Oh, for a good salad or a banana 
royal!" is her cry. 

If Harriet is not crocheting, she is knitting, and if she is not 
knitting, she is crocheting. Her highest ambition is to he libra- 
rian at the Congressional Library in Washington, and we hope 
that she will obtain that position, if no one claims her heart and 
hand hefore that time. 




gUettrja ^ateteafc Utiles 

Great Barrixc;tox, Mass. 
"Along the cool sequestered vale of lift 

She kept the even tenor of her way." 

This surely may be said of "Lettie," the quiet, demure miss 
who came to us from Great Barrington, late in the fall of 1915. 
When you ask Lettie her favorite occupation, she is likely to 
say either "hair dressing" or "dancing," therefore, in order that 
she may not miss any of the delights of life, she is often called 
on by her friends to show her skill in the former hefore enjoying 
the latter at a "man dance." 

During Lettie's Junior year, her trips to YVilliamstown were 
her greatest diversion, but in her Senior year, she became of a 
literary turn of mind and her "Letters to the Border" proved 
far more entertaining than "Billtown" journeys. 



Canbtba "^Terontca {Eabtello 

North Adams, Mass. 
"She has two eyes so soft and brown. 
Take care! 
She (/ires a side glance and looks down. 

Bewari! Beware! 
She is fooling thee! 

She is sweet as her name, is famous for cooky-making, and 
on every subject always has a thought which is the exact one 
needed at the moment. Because of her morning walks in the 
crisp winter air, she has a clear brain and rosy cheeks which we 
would all do well to strive for. Perhaps we shall drop in some 
day next year, Candida, and find a roomful of rosy, healthy 
youngsters, ruled by a rosy, healthy teacher. 



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Horetta ILoutee Crop 

\\ EST STOCKBBIDGE, Mass. 

"If she will, she will, 
You can depend on 't, ' 
And if .she iron 7 /, she iron' I, 
And there's on end on'!." 

"Babe" joined vis in 1915. At one time wp were afraid of 

losing hor, because she seemed to think it impossible to stay 
away from the metropolis of West Stockbridge. 

She is very fond of athletics and many a night, after half past 
nine, she descends to the gym for a lively game of stationary. 
Gym (Jim) is her particular hobby, both here.and at home. 

Loretta is studious, and owing to her interest in geology, you 
may often observe her examining granite and marble slabs 
wherever she sees them. 



Baiap burner 

C'harlemont, Mass. 

"The heart which truly lores, puts not its lore aside, * * * but 
grows stronger for that which linearis it." 

"Dick" is a little Charlemont girl whose happy smile is well 
known to all the class. This large slow smile, supplemented 
by her general deliberateness of action, belies her remarkable 
agility in covering space in Gym (?). We have heard that the 
Allen Company at the other end of the Trail would fail in business 
were it not for "Dick's" frequent week-end trips home. 

Daisy's even temper and merry childlike expression of con- 
tent will meet the demands of her Kindergarten Course. 



inflation eii^auetf) SHaite 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
"A true friend to the true." 

Frank and practical, Marion stands unruffled by disturbances 
Of course, it bothers her a little to have to spend so much time 
away from Pittsfield, and we can hardly blame her when we know 
the reason. 

She has become famous for her soft (?) voice, but she laughs 
gaily at all attempts to tease her about it. She says she was 
"made that way." Probably she will be very glad of her lung 
power next year when reproving certain irrepressible youngsters. 
She may be able, too, to save wear and tear on the school bell 
by substituting her voice for it. 



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$largaret ^obnfion IHarrcn 

NORTH Adams, Mass. 

"Her brow is like the snow-drift, 
Her throat is like the swan; 
Her fare it is the fairest 
Thai e'er the sun shone on." 

One of our most popular and all-round girls is Margaret; 
whether it be "put"-ting work and play together or whether 
each be taken separately. 

An apt student she certainly is, and we cannot imagine her 
entering classes with lessons unprepared. 

The Glee Club has been honored by her presence for the 
last two years, and rehearsals have always been conscientiously 
attended. 

''Good Deeds Are Ever Bearing Fruit," so it is no wonder 
thai one-nine-one-seven has chosen her as editor-in-chief of this, 
our class book. 



lUUte iHlarjorie Slefnnger 

North Adams, Mass. 

".1 face with gladness overspreadl 
Soft smiles by human kindness bredl" 

Quiet? Yes, Marjorie is, yet she is never so quiet as not to 
have a word of help or sympathy for anyone seeking aid in afflic- 
tion. She is an enthusiastic basketball player and has never 
been known to "skip gym," which may be accounted for by her 
unlimited amount of school and class spirit. At all social func- 
tions of our Alma Mater, Marge's presence is always expected. 

Perhaps if Marge were in a really confidential mood some 
day, she would disclose the secret attending the box of chocolates 
which she recentlv received from Pownal. 



Jfapc <2£ltbe flUelte 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
"Always thoughtful, and kind, ami untroubled." 

Fuzzy came to the Normal from Pittsfield, and has won the 
hearts of all. Who could withstand those filled cookies or that 
cherry pie, which in some inconceivable maimer, found their way 
to Room 24? 

Hut even though her "eats" were enjoyed, it was "Fuzzy's" 
own charming self which endeared her to us all. 

Although not exactly a "movie fiend," if anyone should chance 
to invite her to attend the movies, she would invariably ask, 
"Is Theda Bara playing to-day?" 

Fuzzy's blond, curly head and original recitations will not 
soon be forgotten. 



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^clen ILtti Hells 

Charlemont, Mass. 

"The only way to have a friend is to be otic" 

Helen, one of Normal's popular girls, comes to us from Charle- 
mont. Her motto is "Come day, go day, the Lord sends Sun- 
day." She has shown great Merit(t) during her course here. 
Never has she lacked a friend, or been known to have a foe. 
When she has had her lessons, she has been more than willing 
to help those not so fortunate. For two years she has been on 
our Student Council and is now vice-president of this body, 
besides being vice-president of our class. Helen will probably 
teach a few weeks next fall, and we wish her the best of success. 



iflflarp Huctnba 2Hf)eeler 

WlLLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 

"Gentle of speech hut absolute of rule" 

We supposed that Mary lived in the country, and she says 
that she does. The special country stock that she enjoys most 
is a rabbit. At least, we think it is a rabbit, as she calls him 
"Jack." 

Certainly we think that dances and socials are characteristic 
of the city, but it seems that cities are quite dead compared 
with the social whirl near Broad Brook. 

In the lunch room we hear thrilling tales of entertainments. 
It makes us all lonely, too, when she tells of all the company 
that she has, and how many are invited to remain to dinner. 
Do you ever have "Jack" rabbits for dinner, Mary? 



(gcrtrube Molit 

Stockbridge, Mass. 

"Lose not opportunity for acquiring knowledge, 
Learn as though you would always lire 
Live as though you might die to-morrow." 

Gertrude is modest, but charming, and has become a favorite 
with both teachers and pupils. She is quiet, but she enjoys a 
joke as well as her classmates. 

Gert loves to retire early, and thus at ten o'clock every night 
one might hear this favorite phrase, "Sweet Sleep!" 

When it comes to debating over woman's rights, Cert 
excels all others. 



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<©f)> Bon't ©ou Remember? 



The dressing room at noon, 
When all the girls were there, 

We helped each other comb 
And brush each other's hair? 

The lunch room on the east, 
Where all was hushed and still? 

Oh, don't forget, at least, 

That "Peg" once had her fill! 

The glee club days so rare (?) 
We held our breaths to hear 

The music in the air. 

Ah, sweet, fond memories dear! 



The day when every neck 
Was "bowed" sedately trim, 

And heads all held erect 
In manner very prim, 

And Miss Searle took the floor 
Then said, without a smile, 

"If throats are not too sore, 
We'll sing a little while?" 

Miss Baright wasn't slow 

To fix her collar too, 
And put thereon a bow, 

All black and fine and new. 



The days when dear old Gym, 
Tried hard to make a date 

With girls who said to him, 

"We'll have to make you wait,- 

"For Theda Bara's here, 

And Charlie's going to play 

You're second choice, I fear, 
Come girls, let's not delay?" 



The class we loved so well? — 
Or was it just the teacher? 

We'll never, never tell; 

"Amen," thus saith the preacher. 

And last, not least of all, 

Our stiff Psychology? 
The class that we might call 

Our " Waterloo — oh — gee ! ' ' 

Margaret J. Warren 



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Marie Nash. 
Anne Fallon 
Elizabeth Mulcare 
Sarah Carolan 



Margaret Buzzell 
Lyle Chandler 

Agnes Lashway 

LlLLIAN MORIER 

Hazel Nichols 
Margaret Warren 
Emma Barrett 
Christine Brown 
Marion Gray 
Annie Seddon 
Marion Mulville 
Lempie Kallio 
Mary Canayax 
Isabel Larkin 
Theresa Conlon 
Catherine Carney 



Leader 

Pianist 

Secretary and Treasurer 

. Librarian 



Jane Montgomery 
Irene Northup 
Alice MacArthur 
Cora Hoyt 
Emma Rice 
Dorothy Lynch 
Mary MacLaren 
Ethel Sackett 
Marion Waite 
Ella Levenson 
Sarah Clark 
Mildred Crews 
Alice Purnell 
Mabel Lilly 
Louise Sandy 
Edith Phillips 



THIS has been a prosperous year for the Glee Club. Never before have the members 
numbered thirty-six. 

Promptly (?) at one o'clock every Tuesday and Thursday we began our pre- 
liminary exercises in the assembly hall, warbling up and down the scale by "loo" and some- 
times by syllables. During all these rehearsals we were effectively guarded by several people 
who sat at the back of the room and who shook their heads vigorously at all intruders. 

After the preliminary exercises, we were ready to begin real singing. Indeed, this year, 
in addition to the singing, we gave ourselves the opportunity of displaying a small amount 
of dramatic talent, by choosing an operetta as a new feature for the Glee Club Concert. 
We do not forget, however, that this meant more hard work and patience on the part of Miss 
Searle. For this and all the other service which she has so kindly given to us, we bestow our 
greatest thanks and appreciation. 

Lyle B. Chandler 



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3Ttoenti>=mntf) <6lee Club Concert 



>, 1917—8 o'clock 

assistrb fop 

Mrs. Marshall, Violin 
Miss Ruth Bartlett, Piano 

program 



The Swallows 

Thou Heaven Blue and Bright 

Hark! the Robin's Early Call 
A Song of the Fairies 



The Night Has a Thousand Eyes 

Violin Obligate 
Sing a Song of Sixpence . 

Concert Sonata 

largo allegro 
minuett and gavotte 
presto 



Junior Members 

Miss Waite 
Senior Members 



Henry Leslie 
Franz Abt 

Frank Lynes 
F. X. Lohr 

. E. Xei'in 



Arr. by Ross Hilton 
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Mrs. Marshall 






Cantata — The Three Springs . 


Solo Parts 




Paul Bliss 


Miss Lashway 




Miss 


Lynch 


Miss Larkin 


Miss Gray 
Double Trio 


Miss 


Morier 


Miss Nash 


Miss Carney 


Miss Crews 


Miss Warren 


Miss Carolan 


Miss Levenson 


Adagio from Concerto in G minor 


Mrs. Marshall 




Max Burch 


A Song Cycle — The Three Wishes 


Solo Part 
Miss Brown- 




\ Alice Riley 
( Jessie Gaynor 



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®f)e (glee Club Concert 



NOVEL and lovely was the Glee Club concert of 1917. To begin with, we had a very 
large club with many soloists who all did especially well on that evening. Not 
only did we have splendid music and unusual talent, but also dramatic features. 

As the program shows, Mrs. Marshall and Miss Bartlett lent their usual aid, always so 
much appreciated by both the Glee Club and the audience. 

The single numbers by Juniors or Seniors were especially interesting and pleasing. 

Our Cantata, called the "Three Springs," was exceptionally beautiful in harmony, ar- 
rangement, and theme. All of the members had enjoyed the practise work because of this 
beauty, and sang with their best effort. 

Last on the program came the "Song Cycle," the new feature of the concert. We can 
truly say that it was a happy innovation. Much of our success is to be attributed to Miss 
Searle and Miss Nash, our enthusiastic leaders. 

The little cycle was very light and pretty, and the costuming of the singers was charming. 
The acting was well handled by the girls, who looked very delightful in the simple cos- 
tumes of an age gone by. 

Those who were responsible for the concert surely feel well repaid for the efforts so will- 
ingly made in drilling the Club. 



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Cbente of formal Hiit 



Name Pleasantest 

Brace Dormitory life 

E. Brown Assembly periods spent in the lunch 

room 

Carney The week-ends 

Carolan Vacations 

Casey Man-dances 

Doherty Last bell of period 

Garland Mid-night spreads 

Hickey Disposing of Rockefeller's money 

Hunt Gym day 

Flynn Hearing Miss B aright read 

Driscoll Trips to factories 

Hoag Noon constitutionals 

Donovan Friday night spreads and chocolate pie 

Coons When four o'clock arrives 

Levenson Mr. Smith's jokes 

MacLaren Enthusiastic class-meetings 

Morier The daily talk and laugh during noon 

hour 

Warren Mr. Smith's classes 

Wheeler 8.45 A. M. car late 

Clark "Gym" period 

Nash Mr. Chambers' concerts 

Kells The "movies" 

Rudnick Blizzard — no school 

Hoyt Miss Sholes' classes 

Mack Discussions in Economics class 

Corcoran Trips down street after school 

Tadiello Cooking 

H. Wells Debating in Economics 

Stiles Ex-governor Walsh's speech to us in 

our Junior year 

Waite Going home week ends 

Kinne Week ends at table 

Turner Going down street, Tuesday and 

Thursday after school 

M. Sheehan Gymnasium days 

Robbins Collecting teaching material 



Most Unpleasant 
Obeying rules 
Lectures on culture 

Breaking rules ( ?) 

Getting up on time 

Sound of the rising-bell 

First bells 

Lights out at 10.15 

"Low B" in an arithmetic test 

Waiting for papers to be corrected 

Overdue library books 

Lesson plans 

Leaving the Normal Life 

Getting to school at nine 

Doing hand-lettering 

Note-book discussions in geography 
class 

Disappearance of the tortoise shells 

Thoughts of teaching miles from a rail- 
road station 

Trying to get "write-ups" for the 
Normalogue 

Thoughts of authors' books 

Getting up in the morning 

"Housework" in junior year 

The "warning bell" 

Keeping silent in the library 

Helpful hints 

"Harmony, rhythm, balance", etc. 

Failure to get that letter from home 

Doing "housework" 

Geography 

Going up and down stairs 

Standing in a clothespress 
Arithmetic 



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Gym 



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"Noschool" whistles when teaching 




at training school 


Hettinger 


Thursday and Friday aftern< m >ns 




teaching in the Kindergarten 


Fallox 


Vacation 


Jerou 


Lunch room chats 


Nichols 


Daily promenade on Alain St. 


O'Neill 


Gym exhibitions 


Carswell 


Lunch hour 


Sackett 


High-collar and bow-tie day 


G. Browx 


After effects of pay-day 


Chaxdler 


Night before vacation 


Otis 


? 


Buzzell 


Time spent in studv periods? 



When I heard we wouldn't have Mr. 

Smith the last half of the year 
Hearing about Ella Flagg Young 

Broken crackers in my bed 

Briggsville assignment 

"Housework," Junior year 
Playing the piano on the scrub-board 
Assignments to certain rooms 
Trolley rides to rural schools 
Taking tests on work lost while teach- 
ing 
Night after vacation 
Teaching before "Sups" 




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Btarp of a QToton <©irl 



Monday — 

Dear Journal: This has been the most perfectly horrid day I ever spent. The only 
thing I have to be thankful for is that it is all over, and I am still living to write about it. I 
couldn't begin to name all the unlucky things that have happened, but these are some of them : 

1. Overslept, and didn't have time to do any studying. 

2. Broke a shoestring, and had to go without any breakfast. 

3. Was late and had a call-down from the t. s. teacher. 

4. In my lunch had boiled ham and cocoanut cake, which I detest, so went hungry all 
afternoon. 

5. Failed when I was called on in phsycology (or is it physology?) and lost a perfectly 
good reputation. I haven't been called on before. 

6. Wasn't allowed to go out tonight as I had planned, because I've been up so late for 
the last couple of nights. Yet the Dorm girls think we can do just as we please because we 
live at home! Had to dispute from force of habit, but really didn't care a great deal, as it 
was only a girl party. 

Resolved: To get up at six o'clock tomorrow morning. 

It is too late now to resolve to go to bed early tonight, but will tomorrow night. 

Tuesday — 

There was a dandy picture on today at the Empire. Started out this noon with inten- 
tions of going, but, for certain reasons, changed our minds when we were in front of the li- 
brary. That reminds me of a little question. Why does R. L. S. always walk up Church St. 
about 1.15 every noon? 

Resolved: To get up the first time I am called. 

Wednesday — 

Helped with noon lunches at the t. s. today. Accidentally dropped a holder in the cocoa 
just before serving it. However, it was not injured as we rinsed it right out. It needed wash- 
ing anyway. 

My geography teacher criticised the spelling on one of my papers. I was exceedingly 
angry, as I have always been considdered a very good speller. 

Had planned to go skating tonight, but had to stay at home to look after the children. 
Just as if I didn't have enough of the innocent darlings all day at the t. s. ! The joys of living 
at home! 

Resolved: To try to get up at seven o'clock. 

Thursday — 

Dear Journal — I shall not write a great deal tonight as I am awfully sleepy. Have just 
come in from sliding. It was awfully cold, but I had a perfectly gorgeous time. I feel awfully 
queer some way. I don't believe I'll even try to get up tomorrow morning. 



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Friday — 

Have a touch of "la grippe." Am sitting bolstered up in bed, with hot water bottles 
and pillows galore. What would I do if I were a poor Dorm, girl far away from home? Next 
year if I'm ever sick, I'm going to pack up and come home, if I have to be carried in an am- 
bulance. Thank goodness I have all Saturday and Sunday to recuperate! 

Barb. 



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Monday — 

Rising bell woke me up at 0.30 ! I started to see how long it rang, but fell asleep before 
it stopped. The five minutes of seven whistle awoke me the next time. Did a Marathon, 
and got into breakfast next to the last one, for which fact I received a cold, icy glare from a 
certain person. 

Waited around for mail until one minute of nine. Listened to an inspiring talk by Mr. 
Murdock. Managed to live through the rest of the day, being called upon only once to re- 
cite. Only eleven more days and two hours before vacation ! 

Tuesday — 

Worst day! It was raining cats and dogs, and a little drop which splashed on my face 
awakened me very early. Everyone was just like the day. The only one whom I greeted 
with a smile was the mail-man, who brought me two nice fat letters, — one from home (with a 
nice check) and one from Harvard. Mr. Chambers gave us a treat, playing from my favorite 
composer, MacDowell. Begin teaching tomorrow! Had a nice tete-a-tete with my teacher, 
who told me she would give me only four lesson plans to write for the next day. Only four ! 
How many the next time? 

Wednesday — 

I had just succeeded in getting peacefully to sleep last night when that fire alarm rang. 
Oh, the sights that we saw while Mr. Murdock was asking us various questions. Thought 
about the excitement the rest of the night. Received a note from Jack; he is coming to the 
dance. 



Thursday — 

Nothing very exciting happened today. 
My dress came at last, and it's a dream, 
basketball after study hour. 



Had a house meeting at seven, about the dance. 
Chocolate pie for dinner! Had a good game of 



Friday — 

What do you suppose I learned today? Mr. Murdock told us in psychology class that 
we are all infants until we reach about twenty-five years of age. I don't like the idea ! Class 
meeting at 1.15 p. m. After dinner I went to the "movies" with the girls, and saw "Oliver 

Twist." 



Saturday — 

At last the eventful dance is over, 
another minute. 



Had a good time, but, oh, my feet! Can't stay awake 



Sunday — 

Slept late. Fuzzy, Dot, Peg, Bob and I had breakfast in my room in time to go to church. 
Heard a splendid sermon on "Life Eternal." Jack made his party call this afternoon. He 
said over and over again that he had a good time. I wonder how much he meant it ? 

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Cnter Class of 1917 



TIMIDLY the small (?) Juniors entered the "gym" that sunny afternoon in September 
of 1915. But did they remain timid very long? That question one could answer 
for herself, if only she could have seen them a week or two later. As soon as then- 
passed from the bashful stage into that of true Normalites, Miss Skeele immediately realized 
that never before had such a rare class come to the gym. 

Through the cooperation of every member of the class, an excellent team in basketball 
was soon built up. Not long afterwards we challenged the Seniors, and as the result of a hot 
and exciting game, they — not because of their superior ability, but because of their longer 
practice, — were victorious. But after the game they came to us and admitted that they 
never had to work so hard in all their lives. Thus we were encouraged and wanted to meet 
them again, but this opportunity never came. However, this fact did not hinder us from 
challenging the Seniors of the "Dorm." Several evenings we gathered in the gym, to spend 
together the minutes between nine-thirty and ten o'clock. The first two evenings, as I recol- 
lect, the Seniors, with heads high, walked off at ten with the victory. They did not realize 
that we had merely allowed them to think us inferior players, but on the third evening we 
started from the beginning to play our very best. This time we walked out of the "gym," 
not with our heads so high, but with a towering score in our favor. Never after in all our 
games did we fail to win. At first the Seniors felt discouraged and wanted to back out of 
our games, but they soon opened their eyes, and realized and affirmed that we were excellent 
players, and they were plucky enough to stand the beatings. 

Of course we got special credit in our marks for every evening we played! 

But was all our practice of no avail? By no means. In the middle of March we held 
our Junior Exhibition. The townspeople, hearing from all sides of our wonderful class, flocked 
in to see our good work, directed by our very enthusiastic instructor, Miss Skeele. During 
the evening, the audience sat with wide-opened eyes and mouths, taking in all our wonderful 
feats. Folk-dancing, vaulting, climbing, and above all basketball! As they went out, we 
heard many remarks, such as: "Aren't they wonderful?" and "Never before did I witness 
such an exhibition." One little boy, who came with his mamma, was heard to say, "Gee whiz, 
ain't they good players, though? I wish I was a girl like them." 

Soon after this the spring fever filled our minds with the thoughts of baseball. Such 
a team as we had! Some of the neighbors wondered at the fancy (?) curves, the excellent 
catching, stealing bases, and sliding home. Of course some of us were sorely disappointed 



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when the big league did not ask us to play in the World Series. But, cheer up, they may 
realize the value of our good work some day, and come to us, and on their knees beg that we 
pitch, catch, or take some part. 

Being such wonders, we did not confine our whole attention to any one thing, but to 
many. Pleasant afternoons saw us on the green lawns, playing that game much enjoyed by 
all, tennis. Other sports enjoyed by us were archery, in which only a few attained skill, lawn 
bowling, tether-ball, and croquet. 

Soon we were a little sad, as we realized that we must depart for two months, and dis- 
continue our pranks with one another. 

When we returned, full-fledged Seniors, mighty things were expected of us. Did we 
disappoint anyone? No. If our extended vacation had done anything, it more than fitted 
us for the work which we were to accomplish. 

Now began our greatest work. Each had her turn at teaching the class. Was that 
fun? Well, I guess! Everyone felt pity for the poor girl who, with shaking knees and chat- 
tering teeth stood in front of the class, directing them in the exercises. Usually, after a period 
of professional work, the girls left the gym. with a deep sigh. 

For a long time we wanted to challenge the Juniors, but Miss Skeele would not listen to 
it. She said that we would wipe them entirely out of existence. After asking her several 
times, always meeting the same refuasl, we at last ceased our beggings. Meanwhile, the wise 
Juniors worked up many games, and then, to our surprise, they challenged us to meet them 
in the gym one Friday afternoon. To our sorrow we found that they were swifter than we 
in double-goal, but could they come up to us in basketball? For. the first ten minutes the 
score was pretty well tied, but soon the quick Seniors began making five pointers and three 
pointers, and in order not to discourage the Juniors too greatly, we stopped keeping score. 
They didn't shed many tears, as Miss Skeele had informed them before the game of our won- 
derful power, and the impossibility of beating us. 

Once more the class gave an exhibition to raise a sum of money for the treasury. 

Just before this a great sorrow came to some of the girls when they found out that they 
must instruct the children in the afternoons, but they bit their lips and covered their faces 
with wreaths of smiles to conceal the grief which really lurked there, and went quietly to 
their tasks. 

In the name of the class, we earnestly beg the succeeding classes not to envy us too greatly, 
as we really could not help being so strong in the gym. If they will struggle a very great deal, 
they may come part way to our mark, but it is never to be expected that they will quite reach 
it. Yet the class of 1917 heartily wishes for the success of future classes. 

Agnes O'Neill 



Agnes O'Neill 
Ana Donovan 
Ella Levenson 
Emma Rudnick 



^Basketball Captain* of 1017 

Lillian Morier 
Mildred Crews 
Sarah Clark 
Theresa Conlox 



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Jteebs of iSormal 

Hoag — More warmth. 

Crowther — More rest. 

Garland — More life. 

Flynn — More time. 

Clark — Ink in the geography room. 

Corcoran — Moving stairways. 

Brace — More liberty. 

Barrett — More vacations. 

Carolan — At least a study period. 

Joyce — Vacations on holidays. 

Driscoll — Shorter hours. 

Donovan — Free Taxi Service to Main St.. 

Durnin — A heart. 

Levenson — An elevator (non-collapsible). 

MacLaren — Larger desks. 

Buzzell — Some roller skates. 

Coons — Subway to Mark Hopkins. 

H. Wells — More "movement". 

Kells — Time for a "nap". 

Rudnick — Cushioned chairs. 

Nash — "Daffy-dils" for all. 

C. Doherty — Public telephone. 

Haight — Opposite sex. 

Jerou — More men like Mr. Smith. 

Fallon — Padlocks on desks. 

Warren — Mufflers for loud voices. 

E. Brown — Cuts. 

Wolfe — Free access to library at night. 

Stiles — School "movies". 

Burgess — Longer time for lunch when at rural schools. 

Hohner — Warmth in geog. room. 

Wheeler — 

Wehinger — vShorter hours. 

Geer — More recreation. 

Henchy — A few more scouts. 

Reimann — More hours in a day. 



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Tadiello — More time between recitations. 

IIickey — One and the same standard of marks for all. 

Waite — Elevators in "Dorm". 

O'Neill — More human people like Miss Baright. 

Turner — More vacations. 

M. Sheehan — Special periods in school hours for make-up work. 

Robbins — More time to collect teaching material. 

Hettinger — An ice-cream parlor. 

G. Brown — Automatic radiator valves (Just when?). 

Morier — Escalators from attic to basement. 

Nichols — Special dining cars to rural schools. 

Carswell — Glasses (?). 

Sackett — More ironing boards. 

Chandler — Private dining cars between city and rural schools. 

Otis — Chairs at "Dorm" that don't break our backs. 




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TO)e Jfflan Bance 



WITHOUT a doubt, the most enjoyable social evenings spent at Taconic Hall were 
those on which we had our informal parties. The first one occurred on December 
9, 1916. 

We remembered from the year before that the dances had been greatly enjoyed. As 
soon as we had been fairly launched in our school duties, therefore, some of us thought it 
was about time to start preparations. Consequently a house meeting was called, and a motion 
made to the effect that a man-dance would be desirable. There was no difficulty in getting 
the motion seconded and obtaining a large majority vote. A committee was then appointed 
to go to Mr. Murdock, and submit our request to him. As he was very willing to grant it, 
we set to work. 

Long before we obtained permission to have the dance, we had our programs nearly 
filled, but who will forget that melodious silence bell ringing through the halls on the night 
when we knew for certain that what we had wished for most, we were to have? The com- 
pletion of the programs was a matter of but a few minutes. 

Invitations were sent out two weeks before the event, and as the important day drew 
nigh, letters were hastily torn open, and wild exclamations of "Oh! He's coming!" filled the 
halls. 

Needless to say, the day of the party was spent mostly in trying to make ourselves look 
beautiful, and work in other lines was for the time suspended. Being remarkable girls, how- 
ever, we refused to be fussed by anything as trivial as a dance, and when we were ushered down 
to our friends, and then past the receiving line, we were as calm as if we had a social event 
every night. 

We danced until eleven o'clock, and during the evening light refreshments were served. 
Did three hours ever pass so quickly before? 

The parting with our friends was the saddest remembrance we have of such a brilliant 
and successful evening, but even this was offset by the kindness and hearty cooperation of 
Mr. and Mrs. Murdock, of our dear matron, of our instructors, and of the girls themselves. 

Dorothy Lynch. 



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J9. 2L M. &.==&* (©tfters; &ee fou 



What says Quinalpus, eh, my Muse? 

"Tis not the cowl that makes the monk." 
Ay, and it's true, there's no excuse, 

If you have from this proverb shrunk. 

Quinalpus was a learned man, 

Deep versed in Greek. He was no fool; 
He had in mind, when he did scan 

That line, the girls of Normal School. 

They're tall, they're short, they're plump, 
they're thin, 

They look sedate with frigid frown; 
But who can tell what's 'neath a grin? 

While she who scowls may be the clown. 

We see one, arms piled full of books; 

Another unencumbered goes; 
Mayhap she carries them for looks, 

The other one the lesson knows. 

The buildings, too, deceive the eye, 
For one would think them hostile quite, 

As outlined 'gainst the evening sky, 
But that's not so, all things despite. 

You're met there at the door with smiles, 
Your hat and coat are whisked away, 

You're captivated by their wiles, 
You'd like to stay till dawn of dav. 



But ten o'clock comes, sure as fate, 

They ask politely if you'll go; 
Your poor brain whirls, you hesitate, — 

Then find yourself out in the snow. 

You wander off, in deep thought lost, 
Yo ur brain soars off to beat the 
deuce, 

And then you think — 
But what's the use? 

The faculty is quite far-famed; 

They're known abroad, both far and 
wide ; 
Their speech in mighty words is framed; 

Their outlines, too, they subdivide. 

But just the same, they're pretty nice, 
And, everybody likes them, too; 

Unless you watch, (take my advice), 
They'll all be stolen 'way from you. 

The girls are great, (I'm back to them); — 
There's no exception to that rule; 

Still, I can't fancy one of them 
Sedately, sternly, teaching school. 

X. Animo {Philip A. Lee) 



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®uv &lma Jflater 

{Miti) apologies to fciplingi 

WOULD you like to go to school in a stately, optimistic-looking building of yellow 
brick, with wide, low steps leading up from the street, rising harmoniously from 
its surrounding green slopes? There are ten distinguished educators within, each 
in his own branch more emphatic than his companions. One looks at the principal and faculty 
and Seniors and Juniors, and conceives that inspiration abides here, till he sees a tiny discon- 
solate student, grimly determined, whirling a compass, in one corner, and a rustling apparition 
bursting thru the hospitable doorway and telling her exploits to an admiring group as irre- 
sponsible as April sunshine. Then the janitor — a stern, troubled-looking janitor — squeaks 
across the assembly hall to ascertain the temperature of that spacious room. 

Now nine o'clock comes, and the mood changes till it seems just as tho you stood in 
the silence of an ancient cathedral. Soon thru the vastness, nine, deep, challenging strokes 
ring from the faithful clock. You sit with your gaze on the purple, shadowy, awakening 
hills. Then the principal arises, and the music bursts forth, and you feel the passionate 
gripping of "America, America, God shed his grace on thee!" and each word is ardent up to 
the last Amen. 

Faye Wells 



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QRfje H>emor= Junior deception 

NEAR Hallowe'en, Friday the thirteenth, obviously would portend dire evil. Darkness, 
which is the symbol of evil, is acknowledged as being "spooky" to say the least. 
On these two things rest, surely, the responsibility of the unique reception which 
the Seniors of 1917 gave to the Juniors of 1918 on Friday, October thirteenth, in Taconic Hall. 
The solemn old witches held a conference and over the bubbling caldron banished the 
witch, Formality, by the use of darkness; just plain, inky darkness of dungeons and deep 
places. So it came about that the laughing, merry-hearted girls fluttering about Taconic Hall 
like iridescent butterflies in the sunlight, suddenly found the light of their sun was black. 

The receiving line was about to form, and the witch Excitement was ruling over Formality, 
when the witches' conference decided to banish Formality entirely and the smooth-floored 
hall and its occupants were submerged in night. 

Little smothered "ohs" and "ahs" were uttered amidst some "ohs" and "ahs" which 
were not smothered, and Confusion for a few moments held sway. Then in the gloom shone 
a feeble ray, as the orchestra was escorted to the piano by the aid of a lantern. Here and there 
thru the room a flashlight was mounted but the light was not so bright that it injured anyone's 
eyes. 

Endowed with sense of humor, and ability to have a good time under any circumstances, 
the girls "tripped the light fantastic", and their partners forgave them if they stepped on 
their toes. Wall flowers might have hidden in obscurity, if wall flowers there had been, 
and none would have been the wiser. 

Thus was the sedate, dignified record of twenty years put to naught by a few witches 
about a caldron. 

"Double, double, toil and trouble, 
Fire burn and caldron bubble" 
We care not, for it was fun! 

Margaret J. Warren 



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$restbenttal (Election 



NOVEMBER 7, 1916! What does that date stand for, fair reader? 
Do you mean to tell me you don't know? Normalite, please inform this un- 
sophisticated person. Yes, Election Day, the presidential election, the great con- 
test between the Republican and Democratic parties, represented by Mr. Hughes and Presi- 
dent Wilson, respectively! You desire, no doubt, to be forgiven for your lack of memory. 
Ah, well, "to err is human; to forgive, divine." 

The scenes within our stately walls during those eventful days can never, will never be 
forgotten. For a week preceding election the blackboards were covered with writings some- 
what after this fashion: 

The man to vote for — Hughes! 

Three cheers for Wilson! ! ! 

Hughes — the capable man! 
That week the poor janitor had a surplus of board erasing, and, as one of the girls had heard 
him mutter during the performance of his arduous duties, we avoided him, but we kept on 
writing. 

Naturally, our curiosity was aroused as to the opinions of all members of the faculty. 

Were they staunch followers of Wilson's policy? Or was Hughes the man they considered 
superior? By tact and ingenuity, we learned their view, to our satisfaction. 

On election day and the day following, the faculty found it exceedingly difficult to have 
their classes concentrate on the lessons at hand. The atmosphere seemed filled with electric 
currents. Everyone was on the qui vive. Between periods groups of girls could be seen 
climbing three flights of stairs to telephone, first to the Transcript office, then to the Herald 
office, to find out the latest returns. Some would come down with faces beaming with smiles, 
others with countenances reflecting gloom and disappointment. 

One of the reasons for Pres. Wilson's reelection I will tell you; but you must promise to 
keep it a secret. Two or three days before the real election, Mr. Smith, our history teacher, 
had us cast a straw vote. 

For polls, we had the science room; for a ballot box, one "made to order," which had a 
firm padlock; and for ballots, small pieces of yellow paper, in color like the school committee 
ballot, in size about four inches long and two inches wide. 

Everybody, Juniors, Seniors, Faculty, — voted, and as the believers in Suffrage placed 
their ballots in the fateful box this thought came to them, "The day is not so distant when we 
shall cast a real ballot, one that counts, when we shall stand alongside of men, their equals, 
and recognized as their equals throughout the world." 

When the votes were counted, the result showed a two to one preference for President 
Wilson. Do you wonder that the country followed our lead a few days later, and triumphantly 
elected him for another term? 

Lillian Anita Morier 



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Hje ^tubent Council 



THE Student Council, — of what does that remind you' If you live in the dormitory 
you will think of many things. For the members, it means impartiality, seriousness, 
ability to refrain from telling too much, and sacrifice. 
The Student Council is truly a government of the people, by the people, and for the peo- 
ple. Please note that here the word people is broad enough to include women. 

When you recall that 1917 is the first full year of the existence of the Council in Taconic 
Hall, I think you will agree with me that it has been able to accomplish much. Our parties 
more generally known as the man dances, as well as entertainments like the circus, are some 
of the things which the Council has brought to pass; but it never would have been able to 
do these things without the co-operation and support of our beloved matron, Mrs. Van Etten. 
Did you ask who are the members of this body ? The six Seniors are Sarah Clark, Presi- 
dent, Helen Wells, Vice-President, Nellie Mann, Secretary, Alice MacArthur, Lena Otis, and 
Daisy Turner. After the Easter vacation Dick did not return, and Agnes O'Neill was chosen 
to take her place. Mildred Mason, Emily Bissell, Grace Foster, and Margaret Shean are the 
Junior members, and these are the ones on whom will rest the responsibility of supporting 
and carrying on the work next year. We hope that they will make the Student Council for 
1918 mean even more than it has to us. 

Nellie E. Mann, Secretary 



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Class Colors 



Buff and Blue 

Stand for us ; 
But turn it about, 

And we'll make a fuss. 
For bluff and boo, especially bluff, 

Is unknown to girls 
Made of our kind of stuff. 

Modest Buff, 

Blue is true; 
Combine these in one. 

And it gives you the cue 
To kind and mind, especially kind, 

Of class '17, the best you could find. 



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funnyboneFJ 

TICKLERS 




SMstorp 

Mr. Smith — If you couldn't be President Wilson, who would you like to be? 
Miss Halloran — Mrs. Wilson. 

grafting 

Miss Pearson — (Holding a mug in front of the drawing class) — Now I am going to 
draw my mug. 

Hoologp 

Mr. Smith (after a discussion of mimicry illustrated by insects) — What is a walking 
stick ? 

Miss MacLaren — A cane with a nice handle, which dudes carry. 

(grammar 

Miss Baright — Give a sentence containing a clause of result. 
Miss Rudnick — It rained so hard, that it blew a tree down. 

& catling 

Miss Kells (Telling how she would correct a child who said "at" for "cat") — I would 
tell him to put the back of his tongue against the front of his front teeth. 

^istorp 

Mr. Smith — I suppose you all have some portrait which hangs on your wall. I have 
my grandmother hanging up in my room. 

(grammar 

Miss Baright (week before mid-years) — We will have an epidemic test on Tuesday. 

Hoologp 

Mr. Smith (talking to some hens in class) — Now stand up, ladies, and show yourselves. 
Most of the class stood! 



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©ratotng 

Miss Pearson — Now take out your sheets and finish your beds (meaning sheets of 
paper) . 

<&eograpfjp 

Mr. Eldridge — On which side of the moon does the sun shine at first quarter? 
Miss Wehinger — On the other side. 

economics! 

Miss Weeks — You should read "The Heart of a Man." 

Mr. Smith — I hope you will all have the chance to read the heart of a 'man some daw 

(©cograpftp 

Miss Otis — When the cattle reach the Chicago stock yards, they are allowed to live for 
one day, and then they are changed into pork. 

g»ccnC"=Clas!S illeettng 

Miss MacLaren — We are to choose our class colors. What shall they be? 
Student — I move that we have old rose and green. 
Miss Gould — I move that we have "analogous" and "complementary!" 
Class — Second the motion. 

(Extract from Jfourtf) <!lrabe Csisiap 

"And Sir Walter Raleigh said as he spread his cloak over the mud for the queen to walk- 
on, 'Go it, Lizzy, you can make it.' ". 

economics; 

Mr. Smith — What is the difference between a suffragist and a suffragette? 
Miss Wells — A suffragette is a person who throws stones, and a suffragist is one who 
wants to but doesn't dare. 

economics; 

Mr. Smith — Who are the great teachers of the world? 
Miss MacLaren — Mr. Smith. 

economics: 

Mr. Smith — Did you ever gamble. Miss Robinson? 

Miss Robinson — Yes, sir, I have. 

Mr. Smith — Did you keep the money' 

Miss R. — Oh, it wasn't money. I gambled with matches! 

Mr. S. — What kind of "matches," Miss Robinson!' 

Cxtract from a Pop's; Csisfap on breathing 

"Boys that stay in a room all day should not breathe. They should wait till they get 
outside. Boys should be able to run and holler and have big diagrams." 

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&ci)oolroom 

Teacher — What is the earth's axis? 

Little Mary — The earth's axis is a menagerie lion which runs from the North Pole to 
the South Pole every twenty-four hours. 

Schoolroom 

Teacher — Write a sentence containing the word "notwithstanding." 
John's Sentence — My father's trousers are worn out, but not with standing. 

&earo in <&lee Club 

(Miss Nash directing:) You hold the "man" four beats. 
Heart beats, Marie? 

$gf>ebologp 

Mr. Murdock — Miss Macksey, what was the early belief concerning the formation of 
man? 

Miss Macksey — The early people believed he was formed by spontaneous combustion. 

literature 

Miss Morier (quoting scripture) — "An eye for a tooth." 

Literature 

Miss B aright — What are aborigines? 
Miss Morier — Birds. 

Language 

Mr. Eldridge (discussing punctuation) — Miss Sheehan, you make a dash after George. 

Schoolroom 

Miss Durnin in Grade I (questioning for the parts of a chair) — What do we sit on? 
Pupil — On the sofa. 

Language 

Miss Conlon (discussing collective nouns) — Mr. Eldridge, is "board" collective? 
Mr. Eldridge — Well, Miss Conlon, it's collected all right. 

Zoologp 

Mr. Smith (discussing the hermit crab) — It backs back into the shell, so that only his 
back is in the back of the shell. 

Wanted — To know whether you dress or undress a chicken? — Mr. Smith. 

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(geograpfjp 

Miss Jerou — Is there any warmth in the moon? 

Mr. Eldridge — Have you ever tried to warm your hands in the moonlight? 

^Literature 

Miss Wells (trying to read, "There stood an unsold captive, chained to a pillar,") — 
"There stood an unsold captive, chained to a pillow," I mean, "changed to a pillar." 

$apcbologp 

Mr. Murdock — Give an example of "struggle for existence." 
Miss Corcoran — Struggling to eat. 
Mr. Murdoch — Is there any physical struggle in eating? 
Miss Stiles — Yes, in chewing some of the meat we get. 

(geograpljp 

Miss Weeks — Pinnacles of water hang from the tops of icebergs. 

jfflanagement 

Mrs. Couch — What is the opposite of pertinent questions?" 
Miss Hickey — Impertinent! 

$gpdjologp 

Miss Kells — Is courtship voluntary or habitual? 
Voice from rear — What is it in your case, Rose?' 

economics! 

Miss Driscoll — The son drives a hack and is very ambitious. 
Voice — Has he hitched his wagon to a star? 

(grammar 

Miss Hoag (illustrating a grammar game) — I have some dates. What ought I to do 
with them, Miss Crowther? 

Miss Crowther — Keep them! 

^tsftorp of education 

Miss Carney — Pestalozzi was offered a pastorage in Belgium. 

$gpdjologp 

Miss G. Brown — Life ends as soon as death comes! 

piston' of Cbucation 

Miss Carney — Can't we choose the man we are most interested in? 
Mr. Eldridge — I hope you will all have that chance, Miss Carney. 

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$£fpcfjologp 

Mr. Murdoch: — Is winking habitual? 
Miss Carney — It is with me. 

(Cconomicsi 

Mr. Smith — It would be ostracism in England for a man to marry his husband's widow. 

(grammar 

Miss Hunt (giving disconnected (?) sentences) — It was a splendidly arranged affair. 
It was an exceedingly dark night. 
He was very nearly successful. 
One can never tell what is going to happen. 

#?tstorp 

Mr. Smith — In case of war, who in North Adams would form a body such as the "Sons 
of Liberty?" 

Miss Carney — The Salvation Armv. 




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Esther E. Brown — Someone to argue with me on "Economics." 

Catherine Carney — Something exciting. 

Sarah Carolan — At least $1,000 per year. 

Anna Casey — Travel. 

Catharine Brace — A happy married life. 

Lucy Blood — End to fire drills. 

Emma Barrett — All the time in the world. 

Maud M. Coons — Plenty of time to attend "movies." 

Mary MacLaren — "A chocolate pie factory." 

Marie Corcoran — Plenty of "good times." 

Agnes O'Neill — To read "The Heart of a Man." 

Agnes Durnin — Peace. 

Matilda Hettinger — Someone to cheer me up. 

Hazel Nichols — A bungalow by the fish pond. 

Esther Jerou — An automobile. 

Anne Fallon — A halo. 

Rose Kells — No more breaking rules. 

Esther Geer — A good long vacation. 

Margaret Warren — Fun. 

Ethel Garland — A little house and a black cat. 

Rose Hickey — A "position" not a "job." 

Hazel Hunt — A trip to Paris. 

Ruth Joyce — Time enough to breathe. 

Helen Hoag — A trip to Washington, maybe. 

Anna Driscoll — Plenty of money and nothing to do. 

Ana Donovan — I'll give you three guesses. . 

Mary Wheeler — Warmth in my school. 

Emma Rudnick — I'll never tell. 

Lillian Morier — The study of phrenology ("")• 

Loretta Troy — Home and Mother. 

Marjorie Wehinger — A good vacation. 

Ella Levenson— The long-looked-for trip to "SOUTH AMERICA. 

Margaret Buzzell — What would you suggest? 

Helen Carswell — Life. 

Elizabeth Mulcare — Plenty of stunning clothes. 

Celia Doherty — Less argument. 

Harriet Smith — College (?) 

Margaret Mack — A good rest. 

Marie Nash — Trained nurse to a "Tommy Atkins." 

Candida Tadiello — Something better. 



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Sarah Clark — Teach gymnastics. 

Helen Wells — Be a famous elocution teacher. 

Al Stiles — Make some poor pupils suffer over algebra problems in a Junior High School. 

Marion Waite — Be matron of an "Old Maids' Home." 

Frances Kinne — A bungalow in California. 

Dorothy Turner — Time for rest. 

Margaret Sheehan — Just a little rocking chair and — 

Madeline Robbins — Larger service. 

Ethel Sackett — A chicken farm. 

Lyle Chandler — Anything next door to the above. 

Gladys Brown — That pension to make me more "Glad." 

Lena Otis — Lessons in sarcasm. 




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3H)e Cfmstma* GTree 



THE week before Christmas at the Normal School is, after all, a great deal like the week 
before Christmas at other places less formidable and less proud of their illustrious 
products. At any rate, we proved this point by noting a mysterious something in 
the air, which finally broke into a whirl of excitement at sight of a notice declaring to all 
concerned that a house-meeting would be held to discuss a possible Christmas tree. 

Promptly at seven, this proposition was put before the group of intelligent, capable- 
looking young ladies who make up our class. With great enthusiasm, the important step was 
taken. On the last night of our stay, there would be a big, green tree standing in the dance 
hall, for which would be left jokes, dragging out into the full glare of public knowledge all 
of the carefully concealed "skeletons in the closets" of our sisters. 

The days went by, every minute bringing nearer the eventful hour. 

Residents of Church Street could behold at any time an endless line of students, wending 
their way toward Main Street. There they disappeared through the doors of that giant, 
distinguished-looking emporium, whose flaunting golden sign of "Woolworth's," even more ir- 
resistibly than the Lorelei, draws in the most wary travelers. 

In due time, the tree budded and finally bloomed into such magnificence as only a Christ- 
mas tree can show. 

After dinner, we went soberly to our rooms to keep the solemn and almost ghostly silence 
of study hour, until we should be called by the bell at nine o'clock. Silence reigned, broken 
only by the rather frequent scraping caused by the moving of a bureau or of some other article 
which was being violently changed to its holiday position. 

Suddenly and unexpectedly, before we even dreamed of the hour, one long peal of the 
bell rang forth. With no more delay than one would expect at the call of "Gabriel's trumpet," 
all rushed downstairs. 

There stood the tree in all its glory, a truly pleasant and appropriate background for 
the white-robed figure of our House Mother, who was to play the part of Santa Claus. 

To those gathered around the circle were handed gifts with explanatory verses attached. 
It was now that the efficiency of the "Parisian Shop" was fully proved; for there appeared a 
wonderful representation of everything from a "Yellow Ford" to "The End of a Perfect Day." 

However, although jokes formed an important part of the festival, this was by no means 
all of it, for there were many beautiful and useful gifts which showed the true spirit of the 
season. 

Nor were Santa Claus and our other guardian angel forgotten. But to them came not 
jokes but slight tokens of appreciation and love for their unfailing kindness and help. 

When the tree was cleared, the crowd melted happily away, to enter upon the mysterious 
and ghostly ceremonies of those hours which tell no tales on the night before we go home. 

Faye 0. Wells 



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EVEN the Juniors knew something was about to happen. They couldn't very well 
help it, considering the racket we Seniors made during study hour one night last 
October. Just why the inspiration came to us on that particular evening no one 
knows, unless it was because the next day should have been a holiday and wasn't going to 
be, and of course that made us want to do something desperate. 

We tiptoed through the halls and haunted one another's rooms with ears alert for the 
sound of footsteps that would warn us of the approach of some stray teacher. 

We thought of all sorts of wild schemes before we remembered the wedding of the year 
before. After having decided that a mock wedding was the thing that appealed to us most, 
the rest was comparatively easy. 

We must have Marie Dressier for the bride and Charlie Chaplin for the groom, for we 
all know that no one could play those parts quite as well as Marie and "Dick" Turner, Marie 
being so tall and stately and "Dick" so very small. Then we chose Helen for the minister, 
"Cat" Carney for the bridesmaid and Alice for best man. Dot was the bride's very stout 
father, while Lyle and Ethel were flower girls, and Lena was an usher. 

The next thing to do was to write and distribute the invitations, which, though they were 
not engraved in the very finest style, served their purpose very well. They read something 
like this: 

YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED 

AT THE MARRIAGE OF 

MARIE DRESSLER AND CHARLIE CHAPLIN 

IN THE DANCE HALL AT NINE-THIRTY 

OCTOBER 11, 1916 

It was no small task to pass out one of those little slips of paper to every girl in the house, 
right under the eyes of some ten teachers, to say nothing of the Council and Mrs. Van Etten. 

Such a time as we had making our costumes ! There must be a veil for the bride, a robe 
for the minister, quantities of flowers, and last but not least, trousers and mustaches for the 
men of the party. Water colors quickly solved the problem of mustaches for the men and 
pink cheeks for the bridesmaid and flower girls, and fortunately for us the wedding took place 
early enough in the season so that white trousers from our theatrical supplies could be used. 

The ceremony took place in the dance hall, and the guests were all assembled when the 
wedding procession started down the stairs promptly at nine-thirty. 

First came the two little flower girls crossing the floor together, very sweet and dainty 
in their short white dresses, curls and socks, while the strains of the wedding march floated 
out to us from the music room. 

Then there was the bride, a tall dignified bride, all dressed in white with a gorgeous white- 
lace-curtain veil floating behind her. She leaned on the arm of her rather portly father whose 
eyes twinkled as if he must laugh outright in spite of the seriousness of the occasion. 

The minister stood in front of the fireplace, attired in a wonderful couch-cover robe and 
holding in one hand a Bible which suspiciously resembled a dictionary. He repeated the 
service in Latin while the bridegroom looked very pale, and trembled so his long graceful 
feet flapped like flags in the wind. 



A grotesquely attired company of guests had assembled to witness the ceremony, and 
as one looked at the girls, the teachers and the impossible costumes, one wondered if these 
could really be the same business-like mortals one saw in school every day. 

All too soon it was over. The wedding march ceased abruptly and we heard the monitor 
say, "Ten after! Lights out!" and everything was quiet except for an occasional smothered 
giggle that was heard as the girls tried to remove those too-persistent black mustaches. 

Dorothy Moms 



f m I 



K.H. 



Hibtng picture* 



ON the evening of March Hi, Miss Pearson and some of the young ladies of Taconic 
Hall who are particularly gifted with good looks, had in store for us a rare treat in 
the form of living pictures. Many invited guests were present, and at eight o'clock 
wondrous visions were revealed to our expectant eyes. After seeing these we realized more 
than ever what a treasure we possess in having Miss Pearson for our art instructor. 

The first pictures shown to us surely outrivaled anything that we might see at a spring 
opening: Florence Kilburn in "Vogue" and Virginia Burges in "Spring." Next we saw 
Eleanore Hohner as Psyche, and the portrayal was perfect. Others who were equally charm- 
ing in their roles were Catherine Cullen and Catherine Carney in "Afternoon Tea;" Miss 
Chilson as "The Boy of Winander;" Harriet Smith in "The Minuet;" Nellie Mann and Mary 
Mullaney as "Mammy" and Gertrude Wolfe as "A Balkan Peasant Girl." 

Very appropriate indeed was the "Primary Class," in which Rita Kenney, Constance 
Harrington, Amy Hardy, Faye Wells and Alettha Stiles made perfect youngsters hard at 
work under the supervision of their school-marm, Ethel Robinson. 

Grace Foster in "The Last Rose of Summer," Margaret Barnes in "The Flower Girl," 
and Emily Bissell in "Hark! Hark! the Lark" were splendid, and were heartily applauded. 

"The Dance" was remarkable. How could it have been otherwise with Dorothy Morris 
and her able partner, Hazel Dennison for "models?" Lyle Chandler and Ethel Sackett were 
adorable in "The Twins." Bessie Sheehan as a "Greek Figure" and the "Floral Festival," in- 
cluding Marion Haight, Margaret Halloran, Mabel Weeks, Calista Roberts and Lempie 
Kallio were especially good. 

A most fitting finale was "Auld Lang Syne," in which Sarah Clark and Agnes O'Neill 
did full justice to the original. 

Dorothy A. Lynch 



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jlaUotoe'en $artp 

"The weird sisters, hand in hand, 
Posters of the sea and land, 
Thus do go about, about; 
Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine, 
And thrice again, to make up nine." 

COULD it be that all knew the witches were planning a feast different from most of their 
revels? Such to me is the reason why so large a crowd assembled in the gymnasium 
on October 30, 1915, for a merry good time. 

Down the dimly lighted staircase and thru the darkened tunnel filed such an array of 
personages that the very walls themselves looked on wonderingly. Martha Washington 
cavorted gaily with jolly farmer boys; fine dandies in white trousers escorted timid little 
Quaker girls; merry clowns together with a spritely Mercury darted hither and thither; 
and Buster Brown made ardent love to Mary Jane. To the strains of music all seated them- 
selves to observe the dances arranged for their benefit. The Witches' Dance and Jack o' Lan- 
tern Joe were executed admirably and were received with great applause. Then a sepulchral 
voice floated upon the air announcing that fortune-telling and general dancing would now be 
observed. How excited and happy all of us were as we kept time to an entrancing waltz 
or a rollicking one-step! The farthest corner on the right acted as a magnet in drawing the 
crowd. And why not? For that which impelled their steps thither was a drink fit for the 
gods. 

As with all good things, even this had an ending. A faint sigh, a whispered "good-bye," 
and the dancers were gone. As they were going out, I lingered awhile behind. In spite of 
the black and orange bunting, in spite of the grinning Jack o' Lanterns ranged along the wall, 
in spite of the tall husks of corn, how lonesome the gymnasium was! So I sadly came away, 
leaving the black cats and the witches to hold their midnight frolic by themselves. 

Marie Xash 



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Can ©ou Smagme? 

Ethel Robinson without a book bag. 

Madeline Robbins in a georgette crepe waist. 

Miss Pearson in a blue shirt waist and a red skirt. 

Mr. Smith without a joke. 

A normal school without lesson plans. 

Miss Pearson five minutes early for chapel. 

Mr. Eldridge at a public dance. 

Hazel Nichols with rosy cheeks. 

Estelle Jerou eating a raw egg. 

Anne Fallon forgetting to bring her milk bottle. 

Mildred Crews remaining silent during an argument. 

A dance being held in the assembly hall. 

Hazel Hunt married to a minister. 

Miss Skeele with her eyes raised in chapel. 

Dot Morris saying, "You first, my dear Alphonse!" 

Grace Henchey, a nun. 

Miss Waterman singing. 

Men attending our school. 

Any of the teachers neglecting to give us home work. 

A town girl walking up Church St. without curious bundles. 

A grand finale without deficiencies. 

Isabel Larkin with a soiled collar. 

Agnes Lashway single. 

Mary MacLaren with nothing to do. 

Miss Sholes being unfair. 

Mr. Smith with a grouch. 

Myra Blanchard on time for chapel. 



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1917 



N. A. N. S. 



SENIORS' 
CIRCUS 

FINE ATTRACTIONS 



1917 



GYM. 



1. Band Concert 

2. World famous parade of Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, etc. 

3. The Jolly Jumbles, world famous Artistic Tumblers 

4. Song — Prima Donna 

5. Dancing — Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle 

WONDERFUL SIDE SHOWS 
OTHER ATTRACTIONS 

Win a Prize 

Candy and Popcorn for Sale 

Come with a full POCKETBOOK and LAUGH! ! ! ! 

Saturday, Apr. 14, 1917 
at 7:30 



Admission 
5 Cents 



Wbt Circus 



THE circus held at Taconic Hall on Saturday, April fourteenth, was one which all who 
saw it would agree put Ringling Brothers in the shade. 

The first thing on the program was an inharmonious concert by the Too Comic 
Band of fourteen pieces, under the leadership of the world famous band mistress, Miss Dorothy 
Lynch. At the close of the concert, the ring master, Miss Mabel Lilly, entered and intro- 
duced her trained animals. The band struck up "Tipperary," and to this martial strain the 
entire company marched in parade. The band headed the procession, followed by the ring 
master and two graceful ostriches, which seemed bent on seeing all the sideshows. Then 
came the elephant on whose massive trunk rode Anna Ballard Marie Pritchard; a giraffe, 
plainly labeled (that it might not be mistaken); a famous wood-sawyer, Ethel Robinson; 
the nation-wide renowned horseback rider, Irene Betters, mounted on a fiery steed; Marion 
Howard as an adorable chocolate cream "hop"; Mildred Mason as a barker; Faye Wells, 
Francis Kinne, Alice MacArthur and Harriet Smith as clowns; and, completing the proces- 
sion, came Ethel Sackett as a monkey, with her master, Hazel Dennison, the hand-organ 
grinder. 



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For the spectators there were now rare treats in store in the sideshows. To be brief, 
some of these were: Mabel Weeks as Fortune Teller; Charlie Chaplin, secured for one night 
only at an enormous expenditure; the deep-sea divers; and the balloon ascension. In addition 
to these great attractions, Nellie Mann kindly loaned her face for the evening, that the au- 
dience might have three shots at it for three cents; and mystery tents, one for men only, 
and one for women only, drew the curious. Still other attractions were the merry-go-round; 
Agnes O'Neill, who as snake-charmer, outrivalled any ever before witnessed; and Bessie 
Sheehan, who as the "Wild Woman" filled the hearts of the observers with terror. You 
could see your Prehistoric Ancestor for the sum of three cents ; the bear from the Taconic Third 
Floor Menagerie, believed to have been shot in Charlemont by Teddy Roosevelt; the two- 
headed woman, Emily Bissell and Lucy Blood; or last, but not least, Mrs. Thin and Mrs. Fat, 
charmingly portrayed by Edna Harmon and Sarah Clark. 

During intermission the throng was held spell-bound by the daring feats performed 
by some of the company. Anna Dooley ascended the rope in the twinkling of an eye, and 
in another twinkling she was down again; in a third twinkling she turned several somersaults; 
the "Taconic Fauncy" was shown for the first time by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle, viz: 
Catherine Carney and Lyle Chandler; Marie Corcoran gave a lengthy discourse on the Evolu- 
tion of Man, her specimen being the aforementioned monkey; the clowns then convulsed 
the audience with their latest jokes and hits on those present; and Catherine Carney, "Our 
Only Prima Donna" rendered a charming selection called "Rackety Coo." 

These events concluded the evening's program and the great throng merrily departed. 

Dorothy Lynch 
Sarah Clark 




SENIOR CIRCUS 



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ON Friday evening, March second, a rare musical treat was afforded to the faculty and 
students, as well as to the community. 

This was a recital given by Mr. Harrison Potter, a former pupil of Professor 
David Roberts of this city, and held under the auspices of the class of 1917. 

The program, which was exceptionally well rendered, included selections from the works 
of Schumann, MacDowell, Chopin, Fox, Strauss, Taussig, and other famous composers. 

Mr. Potter was assisted by Miss Beulah Whitney, the well-known local soprano, and by 
Miss Ruth Bartlett, accompanist. 

An interesting incident occurred, which caused a bit of discomfort among the Senior 
class. It had been quietly planned that Mr. Smith, of the faculty, be presented with a bit 
of work during the short intermissions between Mr. Potter's and Miss Whitney's selections. 
Great was our disappointment when the fatal time approached and no Mr. Smith appeared 
on the scene! Hurried rearrangements were made, which put the worried Seniors beyond 
the pales of anxiety. 

The affair was a success from every standpoint, and much of this success is due to Miss 
Pearson, Miss Waterman and Miss Lamphier, of the faculty, and to Professor David Roberts 
and Mr. George Larkin. 

Ella Levenson 



l^e Itoentietf) Snmbersarp 

LONG will we remember February 1st, 1917. On that morning our assembly hall was 
gay with flowers and banners and we were all filled with anticipation. 

Two minutes of nine came, — all was confusion; one minute, — all was silence. 
Then with one accord the students rose and right heartily gave the Normal call, as the Faculty 
entered, led by Mr. Murdock and Miss Pearson. 

Would that we could express our enjoyment of the keen wit with which Miss Pearson 
recounted the first events of Normal life, and with which she paid to the principal and the 
early teachers delicate tributes of appreciation. 

Mr. Murdock, much taken by surprise, could scarcely express his feelings, as the many 
classes, which had been entrusted to his care, flashed before the eyes of memory. As always, 
he was equal to the occasion, however, and in his short address manifested his pleasure, grati- 
tude and pride in Normal, past and present. 

During the hour of celebration, our Alma Mater once more sheltered the members of 
the first class; not all, for there were those whom duty kept away, but even they were not 
absent in spirit, as the prompt arrival of letters and telegrams proved. 

For the class of 1917, this joyful day is another link in the chain of memories which binds 
us closely to our Alma Mater. 

Katkcrinc Flynn 



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Most to be admired — Mann 
Best all-around girl — Levenson 
Most ambitious — Lynch 
Most artistic — Carney 
Most athletic — O'Neill 
Biggest bluffer — Henchy 
Brightest — Hickey 
Most stylish — Haight 
Best cook — Stiles 
Cutest — M. Sheehan 
Best dancer — Crowther 
Most energetic — Robinson 
Most enthusiastic — Wehinger 
Class farmer — Durnin 
Class giggler — Barrett 
Greatest grind — Robbins 
Heard the least — Geer 
Heart-breaker — Carolan 
Most inveterate joker — F. Wells 
J oiliest — H. Wells 
Worst knocker — Otis 
Worst man-hater — Clark 
Most mischievous — MacArthur 



Miss Simplicity — Blood 
Most modest — F. Doherty 
Most musical — Fallon 
Best natured — B. Sheehan 
Noisiest — Corcoran 
Neatest — Lashway 
Most optimistic — E. Brown 
Worst pest — Crews 
Prettiest — Dunfrey 
Prima donna — Morier 
Most popular — MacLaren 
Quietest — Casey 
Smallest — Pritchard 
Greatest social star — Nash 
Greatest sport — Nichols 
Most ardent suffragist — Wolfe 
Worst tease — Turner 
Best thinker — G. Brown 
Most thoughtful — Flynn 
Vanity Fair — Mulcare 
Most versatile — Hoyt 
Wittiest — Larkin 
Youngest — Gould 



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Jfflemoranbum 

(Heat |9ou Jforget) 

Deficiency slips. 
Grandfather's farm. 
The founder of Mormonism. 
The man dances. 
Picture hunting. 
Clear cut. 
The bulletin board. 
Ella Flag Young. 
Experiences related in economics. 
Folk dances. 
"See me." 

Balance, rhythm, harmony. 
Lectures on culture. 
Character reading. 
The library quietness. 
Interviews with superintendents. 
Noon dances. 
Dressing room chats. 
Spreads. 
"Do you see what I mean?" 
"Perhaps." 



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COMMENCEMENT 




Sbbrestf of Welcome 



MEMBERS of the Faculty, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Classmates; dear Friends: 
In behalf of the class of 1917, I extend to you all a most sincere and hearty 
welcome. Not the least of the pleasures of Class Day is to have so many of our 
friends with us to share in its festivities. 

It is almost with a feeling of regret that we, the largest graduating class in the history of 
the school, gather here to-day. Suddenly we are brought to the realization that we are no 
longer to remain a united family, but that we must soon separate, each traveling in her own 
path. It is due to the constant stimulus of our principal and teachers, combined with our 
own efforts, that we are launching out on our life's work. We feel that their constant counsel 
and advice have been so strongly impressed upon us that we have formed good habits of 
living. 

These influences have tended to make us a remarkable class. In fact, when you hear 
what we have to say for ourselves, I am sure that you will agree with me that this is a very 
extraordinary class indeed. 

And so again we welcome you all to enjoy with us to-day one of the final triumphs of our 
normal school course. 

Mary MacLaren 



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&btire££ to tfje Juniors; 



MEMBERS of the Junior Class, dear Schoolmates and Friends; 
It is with much sorrow, tinged also with joy, that we, the members of L917, 
pause to say, "Goodbye." 

Looking up at blue skies, and out over the world, beautiful with flowers, and throbbing 
with life and promise, we realize that we are soon to leave our Alma Mater, rich in hope, 
to go bravely out into new walks of life. 

Of course, being the largest class that ever entered Normal, and believing ourselves to 
have "Quality as well as Quantity," we hope to have large places to fill, great opportunities 
to meet; success that is clean and pure from the stain of injustice to another; health, happi- 
ness, and enough of wealth to lift life above the deadly grind and to share with those who need. 

Worthy Juniors, tomorrow we leave our places for you to fill, granting that you are de- 
serving the name — Seniors. 

At this parting moment allow us to give to you a bit of advice. 

Our word to the whole class is, be dignified] You will soon have first place, and it behooves 
you to set the right example for the incoming Juniors. But also, be friendly ! Intermingle] 
As Cicero said, "Solemnity and gravity on all occasions certainly carry with them dignity; 
but friendship ought to be easier and more free, more pleasing and tending more to every 
kind of politeness and good nature." 

To those in the "Dorm:" Extinguish your lights at 10:15! Why? I am sure I need 
not mention the reason. 

Girls, you have the seed of democratic government in your Student Council. Keep it] 
If you ever expect to govern, learn to obey. By your own vote you place your comrades in 
the positions of command, and when, in the fall of the year, you choose your officers, nominate 
those who will be the wisest, most conscientious, and serve you the best. Then, after they 
have been elected, stand by them ! If their decisions do not always please you, put yourselves 
in their places. Then I feel sure all will be understood. 

Don't go out with the gentlemen too often, because thus you might have a slight possibility 
of joining the forty-ninth state of the Union — Matrimony — and of course you know what 
Normal stands for, so we can not have that. 

Now, to those not in the "Dorm:" Remember the "movies" are not the "gym." Al- 
though at times you think as much pleasure is gained there, duty comes first. 

" 'Joy is a duty', so with golden lore 
The Hebrew rabbis taught in days of yore ; 
And happy human hearts heard in their speech 
Almost the highest wisdom man can reach. 

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But one bright peak still rises far above, 
And there the Master stands whose name is Love, 
Saying to those whom weary tasks employ; 
'Life is Divine when Duty is a Joy'." 

In the morning, try to arise (if not fully awake) in order to be present in assembly a fav 
mornings of each month. 

Dear Juniors, when you have geography next year, no matter how far you travel in 
imagination, you will learn it is necessary always to use good English. So do not feel dis- 
couraged if you receive deficiency slips reminding you of this. Remember, "Failure is that 
early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success." 

In the study of psychology, we feel certain that you will cherish that dear old subject, 
as every Senior does. 

Where we have failed, profit by our mistakes. From the loyal support you have given 
us during this year together, we are sure that with the aid of the faculty, you will attain an 
enviable height of perfection by next June. Take their advice, and, when your turn comes 
to enter your field of work, you will be as deeply grateful as we are now, to the teachers who 
have worked for our welfare. 

As our parting words, I quote from Henry Van Dyke: 

"The mountains that inclose the vale 
With walls of granite, steep and high, 
Invite the fearless foot to scale 
Their stairway toward the sky. 

The restless, deep, dividing sea 

That flows and foams from shore to shore, 

Calls to its sunburned chivalry, 

'Put out, set sail, explore!' 

The bars of life at which we fret, 
That seem to prison and control, 
Are but the doors of daring set 
Ajar before the soul. 

Say not, "Too poor," but freely give, 
Sigh not, "Too weak," but boldly try; 
You never can begin to live 
Until you dare to die." 

Helen L. Wells 



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Members of the Graduating Class: 

The time has come when with sad hearts, but with many happy remembrances, we must 
bid farewell to you. You leave to-day for a higher rank in this great world of ours, while 
we are left to take your places. 

The word "graduate" comes from the Latin, meaning "to take a step." Your graduation 
to-day seems to be the end of your formal education, yet it is only one more step. Every 
experience by which you gain knowledge or strength of character is a step into a broader 
and fuller life. Though it may not be marked by such an occasion as this, we must not forget 
that each event is a stepping stone to the future. Tennyson in his poem "Ulysses" makes 
the old hero say : 

"Yet all experience is an arch where thro' 
Gleams the untravelled world whose 
Margin fades 
Forever and forever when I move." 

For one short year we have been among you, but during that time friendships have been 
formed which can never be forgotten. When sixty-nine poor lost Juniors wandered last Oc- 
tober, into this yellow brick building upon the hill, what should we ever have done if it had 
not been for your guiding hands' Had it not been for your warnings, we should never have 
been able, in music, to stand before the class and to allow those present to realize the fact that 
we could not sing; nor should we have been able to undergo the physical contortions of lan- 
guage class. Most of us had thought that we could talk, but found, as you had foretold, 
that we spoke with our mouths closed and our tongues passive. 

At the beginning of the year, the dignified Seniors would not condescend to have a com- 
petitive meet with the Juniors in the gymnasium, but after some persuasion they were in- 
duced to do so. To their great amazement we were able to defeat them at double goal, al- 
though we were not successful in other games. But we have worked so faithfully that we 
feel that we shall be able to defeat the new Juniors, even in double goal. The inability of the 
Seniors to cope with us was no doubt due to the fact that so many of them, especially the 
town girls, seemed to feel a sudden duty to visit the Empire or the Richmond on "gym" days. 

You have cautioned us to be dignified. Why do you feel called upon to warn us in this 
respect? Is not example better than precept? You all remember the morning when Mr. 
Murdock informed us that the names of the last four people arriving in every class would be 
handed to him. Who then made a wild rush for the stairs, crushing down anyone who hap- 
pened to be in the way? Possibly there were a few Juniors among them, but they had only 
begun to imitate the actions of their elders. 

Members of your class who live at Taconic Hall have traversed the corridors during the 
past year knocking, "Lights Out." How often at these times you have sent some poor fright- 
ened Junior to her room, only to give you a chance to have that last parting chat with a mem- 
ber of your own class! We obeyed, of course, but with the fervent hope that we might have 
similar authority over the Juniors next year. 

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To your president and the other officers of the class of 1917 we owe a great debt. In our 
hour of need, when clouds hung over our class, we had only to turn to Mary MacLaren, whose 
cheering words made us open our eyes to see the sunshine banishing the clouds. In the midst 
of our troubles she seemed to say: 

"They might not need me; but they might. 
I'll let my head be just in sight. 
A smile as small as mine might be 
Precisely their necessity." 
For the many kindnesses you have all shown us, we are extremely grateful. We can 
only wish you the highest success throughout your lives. 

We are soon to take your places, and we will do our best to prove ourselves worth y of 
them. You, who have helped us over the rocky path, will look on while we attempt to ferret 
out, in psychology, whether we are colonies or individuals, and to learn in geography whether 
the moonlight will warm the hands. Yet we will remember that we are but a cog in the wheel 
of this world, and, if each of us does her part, the wheel will revolve, and that our turn will 
come in due time. 

In your efforts for success you will find yourselves beset with many difficulties, but each 
may be overcome if you will but 

"Have Hope. Though clouds are gathered round. 
And gladness hides her face in scorn, 
Put off the shadow from thy brow; 
No night but hath its morn. 



Have Faith. Where'er thy bark is driven. 
Through sullen calm or tempests' mirth, 
Know this: God rules the host of heaven, 
The inhabitants of earth. 



Have Love. Not love alone for one, 
But man, as man, thy brother call, 
And scatter like a circling sun, 
Thv charities on all." 



Marguerite \". Kenney 




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Class fttstorp 



IN the sultry September of 1915, a calm, hopeful five-score of high school graduates, firm 
in the conviction that "Knowledge is Power," entered the portals of North Adams 
Normal School in search of further information. 

Most of us, with good reason, felt ourselves very well learned, and expected to find the 
coming two years of work less difficult than the past four. 

After chapel services on our first morning, we immediately set to work upon our duties 
as prospective teachers. Were they easy? Not so simple as we had expected to find them, 
for our time was wholly occupied by work of a professional nature. However, our naturally 
keen minds had been well trained, and we won laurels for ourselves; although the Pythagorean 
puzzle brought thoughtful, sometimes angry, wrinkles to the foreheads of even our most 
brilliant mathematicians. 

Many of us can not easily forget, nor happily remember, our painstaking attempts to 
handle correctly knitting needles, planes, saws, and (would you believe it?) paint brushes. 

Under Miss Baright's guidance we have developed into splendid orators — those whom 
you to-day hear being but a small percentage of all our excellent speakers. 

School work did not hinder the social side of life from taking its proper place, for the 
Senior Reception and the Junior Hallowe'en Party were genuine successes. 

In the spring, an agreeable surprise was in store for us, namely, a visit from the Hon. 
David I. Walsh, then governor of Massachusetts, who gave us an inspiring talk. 

Have you ever heard of school gardens? Could you have been in North Adams in the 
summer of 1916, you would have seen eighty-four splendid gardens made by the Class of 1917 
of North Adams Normal School. Raking, hoeing, and such work were at first strongly ob- 
jected to, but Mr. Smith's cheery smile and his unfailing stories aroused a proper attitude 
toward our tasks. If it is true that "by the work one knows the workman," how well those 
gardens could have told our tales of triumph ! 

Thus the days, weeks, and months flew happily by, bringing both work and fun, and soon 
June came, and with it, Commencement. Gathering daisies, decorating, and serving punch 
were part of our Class Day duties, which we fulfilled with the same degree of excellence charac- 
teristic of all our performances. I wonder who of us did not covet the white paper, rolled 
and tied, the reward of toil, to each Senior? 

Graduation over, a farewell was said to all, and we departed to our homes to spend our 
summer vacation. 

On October 2, after a delay of three weeks, owing to the prevalence of infantile paralysis, 
we returned as Seniors, resolved not to tell any tales of "poor marks," "call downs" and the 
like to unsuspecting Juniors. 

Why is it that mathematics is such a bugbear to girls? I can not tell, but, neverthe- 
less, we felt glad that arithmetic was over, although lesson plans were to take its place. 

Following the example of all Senior classes, we tendered a reception to the Juniors, but 
during this reception the lights were extinguished, and our party was rendered a unique 
affair. An enjoyable evening was spent, which was equalled in success only by the Junior 
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The business of money-making for the printing of the Class Book was entered into with 
vim. Only the ability of our president kept us from "losing our heads" in the exciting meet- 
ings which were held. Under her wise management, coupled with the enthusiasm of the 
Class Book officers and the work of the class, all schemes were undeniably successful. 

I can not pass over our "Gym" exhibitions, which even Miss Skeele admits were unsur- 
passed. Who could but marvel at the versatility of talent shown? To see those girls climb- 
ing ropes would certainly lead anyone to admit the likelihood of Darwin's theory on "The 
Evolution of Man." 

After a course in United States history and economics, during which we cheerfully dis- 
posed of the money of American millionaires, and elected the president of the United States, 
it certainly was a blow to our spirits to find that Mr. Smith would no longer have Senior classes. 

Our hard work in psychology, however, made us forget other hardships. Pitiful, indeed, 
must have been the attempts of other classes to distinguish the amoeba from the vorticella, 
to give the definition of a paragraph, and to trace the steps in advancement from the lowest 
to the highest forms of life! Even our capable class showed not its usual excellence of ideas 
here. However, our perseverance, industry, and brilliancy brought us through places where 
others "feared to tread." 

Our work in the training school, also was marked with great success, as all who know will 
gladly testify. 

I am no prophet, but I can easily see the names of many of our illustrious class on the 
pages of "Who's Who in America" within two decades. Surely in our number there must 
be a Rosa Bonheur, a Melba, a Jane Addams, a Madame Montessori, and others who can set 
new standards in the departments of sewing, cooking, carpentry, handicraft, and geography. 

But let us hope that in years to come, though we never become renowned nor famous, 
we may reflect credit upon our Alma Mater, by our work itself and by our interest in the 
school children in our care, and by our helpful attitude toward them. Let us remember that 
"True worth lies in being, not seeming, 
In doing each day that goes by, some little good, 
Not in dreaming of great things to do bye and bye." 

May we always so conduct our lives that the faculty and school may refer with pride to 
the North Adams Normal School Class of 1917! 

Rose Hickey 




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$ropf)ecp, 1917 



FAR, far away from the Realm of the Present, rising from the Sea of Possibility, shines 
the Isle of Tomorrow. There, in a palace built of the ambitions, the hopes, and the 
longings of humanity, lives the Know-All Man. 

Have you ever met him? No? Then pause a few moments, and forget the busy world, 
while I reveal to you the great secrets which I learned while visiting that wise prophet. 

Not long ago I put on the wings of imagination, and, leaving behind all the doubts and 
cares of Today, I sped to that mysterious and magnetic Isle. On my arrival I saw, surround- 
ed by sprites of Love and Joy, the Know-All Man, the very personification of sagacity. He 
spoke no word, but smiled a welcome. 

Thus encouraged, I said: "Good sir, the time is at hand when the girls of 1917 must 
leave their dear Alma Mater, and enter the School of Life. Before that sad day make known, 
I beseech you, what the Fates have in store for the members of the largest class which North 
Adams Normal has ever fostered." 

"Follow me, and I will let you find out for yourself," was his reply. 

He led me into a cheery library where ranged hundreds and hundreds of gleaming 
shelves were the crimson books of the Future. These books shone and sparkled in my vision, 
for you know that the Future when seen through spectacles of Faith and Youth is always 
bright. 

Taking down one of the most brilliant of all the volumes, my host handed it to me. Part 
of what I read there in dazzling letters of purest gold, I will reveal to you, as follows: 

Not many years hence all of the leading newspapers in the country will print this business 
card: 

E. M. BARRETT AND C. B. BRACE 

Professors of Scientific Giggling and Laughing 

Lucy Blood, however, will not desire any such extensive publicity. Quietly she will 
return to her own city of Stamford to organize a Pestalozzian school. 

In the most desolate spot on the top of Florida Mountain, Florence and Gladys will es- 
tablish a Brown School for girls. The reason for its location will be to keep the young ladies 
from the dangerous sex. 

Northampton will receive Virginia Burges, not as an inmate of its most famed institution, 
but as matron of an orphan asylum. 

Poor little Margaret Buzzell! Her fate is almost too sad to mention. Not accidentally 
but voluntarily, she will become a Cripple. 

On Beacon Street in Boston, Catherine Carney and Marie Corcoran will conduct a little 
tea room called "The Long and Short of It." Their most frequent visitor will be Sarah Carolan 



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the Massachusetts senatoress, who, by dint of great labor, will succeed in having a law passed, 
prohibiting any and all persons from conversing with conductors and motormen while thev 
are on duty. 

Two bills in the House which will attract much attention will be those introduced by 
Lena Otis: one to prevent the extermination of frogs, and the other to relieve all persons 
forced to stand up in trolley cars from the necessity of paying for the space occupied. 

Vermont will claim Helen Carswell. Anna Casey will organize a school for little boys. 
Nevertheless, Anna will not object to having older brothers call upon her pupils. 

If Barnum and Bailey's Circus ever travels to your town, you will certainly see Lyle 
Chandler as the only and original American giantess, and Almira Blanchard as the renowned 
fat woman. 

Lured by charms of the footlights, Sarah Clark will join the chorus. On the other hand, 
Theresa Conlon, desirous of a more permanent occupation, will become an eye specialist. 

Despairing of marked success in America, Hazel Hunt will journey to India to persuade 
the natives "to reduce" by her special method. Her treatment, if properly followed, will 
cause the patient to lose the whole of eight ounces in as many years. Near her, Maud Coons 
will study to discover her true relationship to the racoons of the jungle. 

Do you remember Mildred Crews' favorite song? Ah, well! She will stop singing "My 
Heart's in New Hampshire," and go to join that long absent organ. 

New Year's 1919 will find Celia Doherty at Cornell University, taking an advanced 
course in psychology, particularly chart study. Her sister Frances will accept a responsible 
position with John D. Rockefeller, in order to make him familiar with the valuable suggestions 
made in Senior economics. 

Imagine, if you can, Anna Driscoll as a social reformer. As such everyone will see her 
before many years have flown past. "While Anna is engaged in this strenuous work, Alice 
Dunn will be just as busy teaching the little tow-headed youngsters of Pownal, and endeavoring 
to help her whole community. 

After accepting a life position in the Cheney Silk Company's factory, Anastatia Donovan 
will cease to introduce Harold as her brother. 

Even now we all realize how busy the members of our faculty are. Soon it will be neces- 
sary to add to their number. Thus Agnes Durnin will find herself in Normal as Miss Skeele's 
assistant. One of her duties will be to lecture the Juniors on such subjects as, "The Road to 
the Richmond Leads but to Destruction" or "Imperial Joy is Short Lived." Then, too, Lillian 
Morier will become the instructor in color harmonies in her Alma Mater. 

In quiet Williamstown Anne Fallon will make a reputation for herself by building an 
ophanage for cats, in order that "Booty Peach" may have playmates. 

As Katherine Flynn has made the statement, "I will never marry a man unless his hair 

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matches mine," she will devote her life to the search for one of the opposite sex who possesses 
just the shade of purple hair which Miss Pearson claims that our classmate has. 

Happily ( ?) and peacefully (?1 Ethel Garland and Dorothy Morris will dwell in a tiny 
white house seventy miles from nowhere. Neither the charms of occupation nor matrimony 
will persuade either to leave the other. vSuch devotion is very touching. 

Do you remember how often Dorris Gould spoke of her uncle Jay Gould? After proving 
beyond a doubt her relationship, she will journey to her cousin Helen Gould Shepard to share 
the Gould fortune. 

Marian Haight will use the menus she has so carefully prepared at Normal in establishing 
an experiment station with a Bud as the most important decoration. Fortunately there will 
be no fatal results. 

Giving up all hope of ever acquiring a fortune at school teaching, Mora Haskins and 
Margaret Halloran will turn their backs on their chosen profession, and become travelling 
saleswomen. Their specialty will be hymn books, with playing cards as a side issue. 

Nor will the East keep all the members of our class. Grace Henchy will go to visit the 
Indians to learn from them the correct way to handle a Bow. 

As for Rose Hickey, our seven years' wonder, she will succeed in mixing an orange dye 
to match her hair that she may apply Miss Pearson's art principles. 

Estelle Jerou will first work in the W illiamstown Post Office, but will find it more pro- 
fitable later to wander not on the banks of, but along the banks with Clyde. 

When you buy hand-tinted post cards, look at the initials in the corner. More than 
likely they will be those of Florence Hoyt. 

One of the best ways by which anyone can help people is by making good use of the pen. 
In this line of service our class will not be lacking. Among the popular books of Tomorrow 
will be "The Sin of Going to Movies" written by Helen Hoag, and dedicated to Esther Geer, 
the well-known designer of the individual wings so long desired by Mr. Smith. Another 
interesting volume will be "Hints for the Use of Gymnasium Periods," the work of Emma 
Rudnick. 

All who have been favored with the delightful songs of Agnes Keefe will not be surprised 
to learn that she will enter Grand Opera within twelve months. On the night of her debut, 
Ruth Joyce will present her with a box of her delicious cream puffs, and Matilda Hettinger 
with a bushel of potatoes from her war garden. 

Springfield will claim Ella Levenson, not as a soldier for its camps, but as a housekeeper 
for Bob. 

Several times during her course here Margaret Mack has descended the stairs a little too 
rapidly for comfort. Soon, she will become the fair bride of the owner of the Shoot-the-chutes 
at Coney Island where she may tumble to her heart's content. In addition to this pleasure, 
Margaret will have the joy of being near Helen Dunfrey, who will keep a popcorn and peanut 
stand in Luna Park. 

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"Mann-Less Wedding" will be the heading of a column in the Wilmington City Journal 
in the near future. Don't be alarmed. It will only be the announcement of Nellie Mann's 
marriage to Mr. Percival Ebenezer Less. 

Associated with those who wear uniforms adorned with the Red Cross, we shall find 
Marie Nash. By administering to the soldiers' needs, she will be a blessing to her country. 

One of the strangest things about our class is the interest of many of its members in 
Harolds. Hazel Nichols will teach in the town Harold, while Margaret Sheehan will secure 
employment in the Harold office. 

Have you ever played guard against Agnes O'Neill? If you have, you will not be as- 
tonished to learn that she will receive the championship basketball medal for women. 

Because of her interest in large ports, Flossie Pearson will devote much time to the study 
of the intricacies of Cheshire Harbor. 

Anyone who has been forced to change cars at Coatsville will be glad to hear that Helen 
Reed will have a pleasant cottage built there in which all can wait comfortably. 

Madeline Robbins will become a star actress in the Smith, Murdock Movie Producing 
Company. In spite of the great popularity that will be hers, she will not lose sight of her 
friend, Ethel Robinson, who will give instruction in modern dancing. 

Marjorie Wehinger will be engaged by the Palmer Company to travel from city to city, 
giving exhibitions of her excellent writing. 

In Aesop's fable the wolf devoured the lamb. Do not think anything so disgraceful of 
our Gertrude Wolfe. She will not ravenously consume her Lamb ; she will sail the matrimonial 
seas with him. 

Willingly Helen Wells will wend her way to Amherst, and patiently teach her little school 
during the time that Faye Wells will be enjoying all the thrills that travel can offer. 

Pittsfield and Murry will be all that Alice MacArthur will ask, and Rose Kells' chief 
ambition will be to become a "Roy"-al good cook. 

Mary Macksey will live up to her motto of "Better late than never." On the other hand, 
Margaret Warren will always be on time, especially when going to the bank. 

Just one glance at the sparkler which Mary MacLaren, our little president, wears on her 
left hand will be sufficient to convince you that the teaching profession cannot count her among 
its followers. 

Elizabeth Mulcare will consider dancing and clothes her chief aim, and the instruction 
of children merely a necessary evil. 

Just now, while the need of our country is so great, it is not to be wondered at that Eleanor 
Hohner will take up wireless for her life work, and that Dorothy Lynch and Annie Hilton 
will utilize their time sewing for the army. 

In the town of Lenox, Aletha Stiles and Harriet Smith will open a barber shop. There 
also Anna Pritchard and Ethel Sackett, the famous women architects, will have their office. 



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Isabelle Larkin and Agnes Lashway will bid farewell to North Adams and take up their 
abodes in Worcester. The former will respond to the call of the stage, and the latter will be 
content to stay near Holy Cross. 

Picture to yourself a laboratory, a heap of frogs' heads, angle worms and pigs' ears, and 
an individual with thick glasses examining them. Such will be Mary Wheeler's favorite 
avocation. 

Savoy and Windsor will offer the delights of rural schools to Daisy Turner and Marion 
Waite, thereby giving them great opportunities for practicing their theories. In the last 
mentioned place Bessie Sheehan will erect an old maid's home, or should I say a maiden ladies' 
retreat ? 

Candida Tadiello will take up farming. Loretta Troy will find ample room for service 
in the suffrage field. 

All these things and many more were written in that red book which told of the lives 
cheered by the girls of 1917, of the burdens lightened by them and, best of all, which gave 
assurance that our loving heavenly Father will always care for His children, no matter where 
duty calls them. 

Suddenly the wings of imagination took flight and left me gazing at the Know-All Man. 
Gradually the glittering shelves faded from my sight and the old man vanished into thin air. 
Startled, I made a quick motion, rubbed my eyes and stood up. In my own library, before 
the crackling fire, I was standing, dazed and a trifle awed by my strange journey to the Isle 
of To-morrow. 

Esther Brown 







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^roptecp on ^ropfjet 



IT was a stormy afternoon of one of the uneventful days following Christmas, and as I 
sat down at my desk about to busy myself with thank you notes, I was surrounded by 
three laughing, fair-haired girls who begged to be amused. 

As I looked up, I saw their mother entering the room and with — "That reminds me, do 
you remember — ?" we were once again lost in reviewing Normal School days and those amus- 
ing happenings, the recollections of which had brightened her holiday visit to my home. 

"Twenty years ago," I said, "does it seem possible?" 

"But our story — you know, a really true story! Now, you promised'" Thus rang out 
the appealing voices of these gay young girls until I could put them off no longer. At mention 
of a true story, I immediately thought of one of our classmates, and turning to the girls' 
mother, I said, "You remember Esther, our class prophet. If ever one's life has been a really 
true adventurous story, hers has," and so I began my tale: 

"When at Normal Esther Brown fairly bubbled through her course in a light-hearted 
fashion, for what cause had she to worry"' Did she not, every day without fail, rise majesti- 
cally when called upon, and discuss freely the subjects at hand in a deep, far-seeing manner? 
And did she not, in recreation hours, 'Fleck' the moments away in thorough enjoyment? 

"Thus she appeared to us, but evidently she did not treat all subjects lightly, for I heard 
that after teaching just one year, she resisted the entreaties of her biggest subject, with the 
declaration that Love was something diverting to read about, but for those who looked for 
more, there was Life! 

"And so she began her dealings with Life. Esther first devoted herself to taking the 
temperatures of dashing young cavalry officers, and exercising her dramatic talents by reading 
to them their love letters in a most appealing fashion. 

"Goaded onward by patriotic zeal, she joined the corps of ambulance drivers, and after 
the performance of more than one daring feat, became famous through the "Pathe Weekly 
News." Esther evidently enjoyed this form of notoriety, for she soon became one of the many 
Screen Stars. 

"And so on through hardship once in a while, through luxury most of the time, through 
travel and adventure did she see Life, but these latter phases presented so many vicissitudes, 
that upon receipt of a certain important letter from home, Esther finally decided to settle 
down. She builded before her, in her mind's eye, a cosy farm cottage within easy access of 
the Adams car barn, and dreamed of the time when she could once more "Fleck" the hours 
and days and years away, in complete happiness." 

Anne Fallon 



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Class »ill 



KNOW all men by these presents, that we, the class of Nineteen Hundred Seventeen, 
of the North Adams Normal School, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, 
and sensible of our old age and of our departing the Normal school life at a period 
in the near future, do hereby make this our last will and testament; hereby revoking any and 
all former wills by us, as a class, heretofore made. 

First, we hereby direct the several executors hereinafter named, said executors being 
the various legatees under this our said will, to carry out as soon as may be, after our decease 
as a class, the several bequests hereinafter named. 

The following members in said class desire to bequeath the following gifts to the dear 
friends we are leaving behind us, said friends being deserving of them: 

1. Mary MacLaren, her ability in managing class affairs, to the next Senior president. 

2. Madeline Robbins, her conscientiousness, to Ruth Spooner. 

3. Virginia Burgess and Eleanor Hohner, their unbreakable band of friendship to Court- 
ney and Greenwood. 

4. Emma Barrett, her irrepressible laugh, to Amy Hardy. 

5. Agnes O'Neill, Mildred Crews, Loretta Troy, Candida Tadiello and Marjorie 
Wehinger their art in making baskets to any five Juniors desiring such ability. 

(i. The Pearson-Halloran combination, their trade at the Wilson House, to Alice Purnell 
and Rose Esler. 

7. Maud Coons and Helen Hoag, their seats at the Richmond to May Allsop and 
Kathryn Toolan. 

8. Sara Carolan, Hazel Hunt and Ruth Joyce, their two years' flirtations, to three in- 
coming Pittsfield students. 

9. Margaret Sheehan, her good times, to her namesake, Margaret Shean. 

10. Having made these personal gifts, the class as a whole, will and bequeath, grant and 
devise unto: 

The Faculty; our appreciation of the good service rendered by them, together with our 
approval of their work in general, and our pardon for all their faults. 

To our esteemed Principal, F. F. Murdock, we will a housekeeper to see that the desks 
in the Assembly hall, are kept in good order, and all moneys that may be left in the treasury, 
after the payment of our just debts, to recompense him for that which he cannot cajole from 
the state for the further beautifying of our school. 

To Mr. Eldridge; Our many thanks for his ever-ready help in the editing of our class 
book; also a book of deficiency slips, as this year's supply is probably exhausted. 

To Miss Searle; A stamping outfit for the printing of "See Me" upon numerous papers 
and lesson plans, in order to save some of that energy which she so faithfully and patiently 
expends on the Glee Club. 

To Miss Pearson; a class more apt in the art of hand-lettering, together with the beauti- 
ful view from her class room window. 

To Miss Waterman; A suffrage banner and better luck next time when the question of 
woman suffrage is to be voted upon. 



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To Mr. Smith; The teacher whom we all love, we bequeath at his request a class like 
ourselves. 

To Miss Skeele; Any extra broom handles and yard sticks, to be used in the execution 
of such dances as the Rigs O'Marlow and the Sword Dance. 

To Miss Sholes; Our lifelong gratitude for showing to us, in cooking class, the way to a 
man's heart. 

To Miss Lamphier: All uncaned chair seats with which to confront the Juniors next 
September. 

To Miss Baright; A Senior and Junior class, who will, at all times borrow and return 
books in the proper manner, together with all mutilated magazines sacrificed in the cause of 
author booklets. 

To Mrs. Couch; Our love and respect. We also bequeath to her a clerk to assist her 
in her many and manifold duties. 

To the Training School Teachers; The next Senior class, to teach to make lesson plans, 
and to criticize. 

And now come our generous bequests to the two classes, present and future. 

To the class of 1919, we bequeath a bottle of spirits — class spirits, of course — and we 
trust they will drink this bottle empty. Together with this, we also will a plan of the build- 
ings, to be used by members of said class to guide them to their proper destination. 

To the class of 1918; The rear seats and desks in the Assembly hall, said desks to be 
kept in the proper order; the hope that they will set a good example to the entering Juniors; 
the different socials, exhibitions and concerts sure to continue under their management; 
and the wish that they may have Mr. Smith in more classes than we did, together with the un- 
deniable pleasure of hearing Miss Baright read in literature class. 

In witness whereof, I, Marie Nash, executing this instrument in the name and on behalf 
of the class of nineteen hundred and seventeen, have hereunto set my hand and caused the 
seal of said class to be hereunto affixed, this twenty-eighth day of June, in the year of our Lord 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, at North Adams, in the County of Berkshire, in the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts. 

l. s. CLASS OF 1917 OF NORTH ADAMS 

NORMAL SCHOOL 
By Marie Nash 
Signed, sealed, declared and published by said testator the Class of 1917, as and for its last 

will and testament, in the presence of us, who in its presence and in the presence of each 

other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the 28 day of June. 

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, 
WILLIAM TAFT, 
WOODROW WILSON. 

M. Nash 



112 




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What plant we today with the ivy, so green? 

And what to each one does the sweet symbol mean? 

For these three which I name it shall stand, and I'm sure 

In the hearts of us all they will grow and endure, 

As the tendrils of ivy reach ever above; 

Only these — boundless faith, lasting hope and true love. 

Our faith in our teachers' beliefs and ideals 

We will cherish through all that the future reveals, 

Their precepts will guide us in all that we do, 

And our faith in their standards will last our lives through 

It shall be like the ivy, stanch, strong and serene, 

Persistently growing till progress is seen. 

Our hope, like the ivy, forever will be 

To reach, ere we falter, the heights that we see. 

No goal that is less shall our souls satisfy, 

The example it gives us will keep our aims high. 

So patiently like it, just living our days 

Till the spaces are filled with the ground-work that stays. 

Our love for our mother, our loyalty true 

Will ever be present our hearts to embue, 

Inspire us to labor to honor her name, 

And do the small share which may add to her fame. 

Though wandering far from her sheltering wing, 

Her praises forever and ever we'll sing. 



Almira L. Blanchard 



113 



3fbp ©ration 



TODAY, the last on which we can truly call ourselves members of the Normal School 
and the schoolmates of those whom we shall leave behind us, we, the class of 1917, 
plant this ivy as a symbol of the love and memories we shall cherish of our dear Alma 
Mater. Many classes before us have performed and many after us will perform, this time 
honored ceremony, and to each class which has gone before, as to us now, it seems the vital 
pledge of our allegiance and love. 

As we look at the smooth, shining, dark-green leaves clinging to the white marble, we 
recall those thoughtful lines of Tennyson: 

— "but if I could understand 
What you are, root and all, and all in all. 
I should know what God and man is." 
We, like this little plant, are starting out on our life's work. Its roots, well developed 
and a source of unquestioned strength for future use, aptly signify the foundation of knowledge, 
patience, and understanding which we have been striving to acquire at this institution of 
learning, and which, if we will but use them, will strengthen and uphold us in the future. 
There is not one of us but has, nestling close to these roots, something not now so tangible, a 
hope, an ambition, a longing that idealizes for us, at the moment, our atom-like share of work 
in this vast universe. 

"The thing we long for, that we are 
For one transcendent moment." 
Mingled with our sorrow at parting from dear friends and associations, there is pleasure 
in the thought that we are to have the opportunity of trying to spread the high standards 
of this school and its principal. 

Indeed, we shall never forget these two happy years. May our class spirit be to us as 
the tendrils of the ivy, holding us, as the years pass by, ever closer and closer to our Alma 
Mater. 

Thus, today, my friends, 1917 plants the ivy and leaves it, a small living proof of our 
loyalty. 

Mildred Crews 



114 



-Presentation of tlje Crotoel 






WE, the class of 1917, are gathered here for the purpose of planting the ivy. For our 
Alma Mater this occasion is one to be noted in her records. And for each of us, 
although we are eighty-six in number, it is an important event. 
A year ago we accepted the trowel from the class of 1916, promising to guard and cherish 
it through our Senior year. 

We now put this time honored implement into the hands of the Juniors, trusting that 
they, during their "psychological" term, will follow in the footsteps of former classes. 

Mary E. MacLaren 



115 



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As we leave thee, Alma Mater, 
One glad thought has come to me, 

That the portal of the future 
Opens by thy magic key. 

Chorus: 
Let us then go out with gladness, 

From our hearts give cheer on cheer, 
Loyal, steadfast to thee, Normal, 

And our faithful teachers here. 

May we ever prove as faithful 

By our every word and sign, 
While sweet memories weave us closely, 

As round thee green ivies twine. 

Chorus: 
When the great needs of our nation 

We feel calling from beyond, 
May God give to all who come here 

Will and yearning to respond. 



Faye Wells 



117 



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Tempo di mar via 



Lillian Anita Morier 




118 




©ear J5ormal 

Dear Normal, dear Normal, 

Emblem of learning, 
A light in darkness gleaming, 
Forever brightly beaming, 
To guide thy students loyal. 

Dear Normal, dear Normal, 

Mem'ries recalling 
And happy thoughts so precious 
From days that now have left us 
Have crowned us as with laurel. 

Dear Normal, dear Normal, 

Stately like Greylock 
Dost tower o'er our life trail, 
As mountains o'er the green vale, 
Thou sign of uplift moral. 

Dear Normal, dear Normal, 

Hail thy name ever. 
We praise thee alma mater, 
We love thee as a daughter, 
Thou queen and ruler royal. 



Lillian Alorier 



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Class £>ons 

©une— "Cfje Jflountainss" 

O Alma Mater! as we sadly part from thee, 
As we on the threshold of our future stand, 
May all the wisdom thou hast taught us ever be 
Such an influence as shall show thy guiding hand. 

Beneath the shadow of the hills in beauty clad, 
We, the class of nineteen-seventeen say farewell 
As we unite in song with hearts both glad and sad 
Let our voices ever Normal's praises swell. 

Chorus. 
Our Normal! Our Normal! we leave thee with a sigh 
To start on life's journey with hopes so very high 
Our Normal! Our Normal! fond memories will cling 
Round thee while circling years their changes bring. 

Agnes Lashway 



120 



& Mott of Appreciation 

Pp tfje Cbttor 

Appreciation is not shown 

In words nor empty phrase, 
But we now wish to have it known 

Who so deserve our praise. 

The first we'll mention will be he 

Who worked for our success, 
To Mr. Eldridge, then, do we 

Confess indebtedness. 

Each error or mistake that dared 

To show its timid head 
He firmly and distinctly scared 

Till it, with fright, lay dead. 

So in this book if you should spy 

An error in a line, 
The printer (or perhaps 'tis I) 

Is guilty of the crime! 

Miss Pearson and Miss Baright, now, 

And Mr. Eldridge too 
Deserve our thanks for writing how 

The fates have brought them through. 

The faculty were asked to write 

Each one, his history, 
But beg or plead or even fight 

We captured only three. 

To thank our business editor 

We hasten to declare 
That "Frenzied Finance" holds to her 

No subtle meaning rare! 

To Isabel we owe how much? 

Two hundred dollars ? — More ! 
Our honest debt to her is such 

We'll never pay the score. 

This rhyme is quite inadequate 

In all its meagre ways, 
For we can scarcely half express 
A portion of our praise. 

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Address to Juniors 

Address of Welcome 

After Normal, What? 

Autographs 

Can You Imagine? . 

Circus, The 

Christmas Tree, The 

Class Colors . 

Class History 

Class Song, Dear Normal 

Class Song, The Tribute of 1917 

Class Song 

Class Will 

Dedicatory 

Diary of a Dorm Girl 

Diary of a Town Girl 

Editorials 

Enter Class of 1917 

Events of Normal Life 

Faculty Sketches . 

Glee Club Concert 

Glee Club Notes 

Hallowe'en Party 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Poem 

Jokes 

Living Pictures 

Man Dance, The 

Memorandum . 

Mock Wedding, The 

N. A. N. S. — As Others See You 



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Page 

. Helen Wells 98 

Mary MacLaren 99 

84 

122 

91 

LyncJi and S. Clark 93 

Faye 0. Wells 86 

Margaret J. Warren 78 

Rose Hickey 103 

Lillian M or rier 118 

Faye O.Wells 116 

Agnes Lashway 120 

. Marie Nash 111 

Margaret Warren 

Harret Smith 

Almira Blanchard 



Agnes O'Neill 



9 

66 
64 
10 
68 
62 
11-27 

Margaret J. Warren 57 

Lyle B. Chandler 59 

. Marie Nash 90 

Mildred Crews 114 

A Imira Blanchard 113 



Dorothy Lynch 
Dorothy Lynch 

Dorothy Morris 
Philip A. Lee 



79 
89 
72 
96 
87 
73 



124 



Needs of Normal . 
normalogue board 
normalogue frontispiece 
Note of Appreciation, A 
Oh, Don't You Remember? 
Our Alma Mater 
Presidential Election 
Presentation of the Trowel 
Prophecy, 1917 
Prophecy on Prophet 
Response to Seniors 
Seniors' Circus (Program) 
Senior-Junior Reception 
Senior Superlatives 
Student Council, The 
Student Sketches . 
Twentieth Anniversary . 



70 

5 

Catherine Carney '.'> 

The Editor 121 

Margaret Warren 57 

Faye 0. Wells 74 

Lillian A. Morrier 7G 

Mary MacLaren 115 

Esther Brown 105 

. Anne Fallon 110 

Marguerite \'. Kenny 101 

92 

Margaret Warren 75 

95 

Nellie Mann 77 

. 28-56 

Katherine Flynn 94 




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"They who go feel not the pain of parting; 
It is they who stay behind that suffer" 

Henry W . Longfellow 



DID you ever stop to think that we are seldom disturbed 
about the things we know? It is the things we don't know- 
that cause all our worries. 

You are proud of your home and your loved ones, but do 
you ever consider what will happen to them when you have 
passed away? You won't be able to prevent going when your 
time comes, but you can make provisions, while here, to make 
them comfortable after you are gone. 

We are calling your attention to this matter now. because 
we have something which we know will interest you. 

TIF, IFFKFFF, UFK (NF F. A.NCi', OOMPAMV 

of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, offers several forms of policies 
which appeal to people who look upon life insurance in its proper 
light — as a provision for one's later years as well as a protection 
for his dependents. 

Berkshire Life ENDOWMENT POLICIES have made 
happy homes for many couples who have started down the 
Western Slope of life, and they have also eased the minds of 
many men who realize that if they were taken, their wives and 
children would be provided for through their thoughtfulness. 

We would be glad to send you any information you may 
desire, and would consider it a privilege to explain to you the 
excellent features which make these policies so desirable. 

A card, letter or telephone call sent to any representative of the 
Company will bring to you literature bearing upon these policies — 
giving information in a concise form, explanatory and to the point. 



.© Berkshire 

life Insurance Company 

JOHN B. STONE, General Agent 

! FuilFU , lV(;i:-,:V:i':[|iL:;o!;i:.-j 

HARRY REINHARD. North Adams JOHN H. FALLON. Williamstown 
SPECIAL AGENTS 



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PITTSr.tLO. MASS. 



Eagle Printing and 
Binding Company 



Trie Printing 
ana Binding of 
mis book was 
done k$ 



us 




Send for our 
book "Evi- 
dence's—It 
tells fne stop? 



Scnool and College Printing 
a Special^) 



Flatiron Building Eagle Square 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 






North Adams Trust 
Company 



Women's Apparel 

French Dry Cleaned 

Silks, Satins, Cotton and Woolen Dress- 
es, Tea Gowns, Opera Cloaks, Plain 
and Fancy Waists, Skirts, Corsets, Kid 
and Silk Gloves, Hats, Slippers, Cloaks, 
Wraps, Kimonos, Furs — all are suc- 
cessfully handled. Oldest and largest 
business of its kind in Berkshire County. 



Litchfield's 



OFFICE, 



14 ASHLAND ST. 



Compliments of 



The 

Larkin 
Print 




NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



CRANE 6 CO. 



MAKERS OF 



Bank Note and Bond Paper 



DALTON, MASS. 



Z. & W. M. CRANE 



MAKERS OF 



Correspondence and 
Wedding Papers 

and PASTED BOARDS 

DALTON, .'. .*. MASSACHUSETTS 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF 



HENRY R. HIGLEY 

Optometrist 



PITTSFIELD, 



MASS. 



Compliments of 



Riley's Drug 
Store 



ADAMS, MASS. 



Compliments of 



The Ballston 
Refrigerating Co. 



NORTH ADAMS, 



MASS. 



THE PLACE TO FIND 

The Best Ice Cream and Soda 
The Best Candy 

The Biggest and Best Toilet 
Necessaries at 



The Wilson House 
Drug Store 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Mrs. Laura Griswold Howe 

Art Needlework 

Finished Embroidery 

Embroidery Materials 

Stamping and Designing 

Good Shepherd Yarn 



Dowlin Bldg., Main St. 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Compliments 
of 



g>anforb'g l£>tutuo 



Dowlin Block 



NORTH ADAMS, 



MASS. 



Compliments 
<>f 



The Family Shoe Store 



Eagle Street, - North Adams, Mass. 



Compliments of 



Dr. C. W. Wright 



OCULIST 
North Adams, 



Mass. 



A. N. Harris 

ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING 

UNFRAMED PICTURES 

CABINET WORK 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Hammond's 
Bakery 




PARK ST., 



ADAMS, MASS. 



Compliments of 




North Adams 




National 


Compliments of 


Bank 


Dr. Stafford 


North Adams, Mass. 




We appreciate your 
Patronage 


Paul Mooney 


City Agency for 


& Son 


Huyler's and Page & Shaw's 
Candies 


Clothing & Shoes 


Eastman Kodaks 
and Supplies 


©* 


Hasting's 




Pharmacy 




Hotel Drug Store 




NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


ADAMS, MASS. 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF 



The Hunter Machine Co. 



NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Compliments 
of 

Dr. Leonard Canfield 

DENTIST 



Dowlin Bldg., North Adams, Mass. 



F. T. MARTIN, Inc. 

Stationer and 
School Supplies 

Main St., NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Compliments 
of 

D. R. PROVENCHER 



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For Style Distinction 

Look to 

McGraw & Tatro's 

OUTFITTERS TO WOMEN 




56 & 58 Main St. 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



The Victor-Victrola 

New Records every month 
PIANOS 

'A* 

Charles Darling 

Bank St., NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Joseph A. Pizzi 

Ladies' Tailor and Furrier 



45 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 



Pattison's Taxi and 
Auto Service 



Telephone 100 



These machines are at the service of the 

public night and day and are run at a 

twenty-five cent fare, inside the 

twenty-five cent Hack limits 

Any report of reckless driving, discour- 
tesy, or over charges by an employee 
will be appreciated at the office. 

Touring Car rates will be given upon ap- 
plication at office 



Compliments 
of 

DR. LADD 



NORTH ADAMS, 



MASS. 



90 Main Street 
NORTH ADAMS, 



MASS. 



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H. W. DEAN 



GEO. Z. DEAN 



Cheshire 
Lime Manufacturing Co. 

Manufacturers of 

First Quality Finishing Lime 
Cheshire Agricultural Lime 
Cheshire Chemical Lime 



CHESHIRE - MASS. 



Compliments of 



Geo. E. Keith Shoe Company 

North Adams, Mass. 



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Compliments of 

Dr. Esmond Sullivan 
Benttst 


The Boston 
Store 




NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


Up 


This Store Has Long Been the Center 




of Trading in Dry Goods for North 




Adams and Vicinity. 




It is noted for quality and value 




giving. Only the best the market has 




to offer will be found in our stock. 


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 




Compliments 
of 




The Toggery 




Shop 


L. M. Barnes 


Eagle St., North Adams, Mass. 






Jetoeler 

NORTH ADAMS. MASS. 


Compliments of 


The Fashion Fur 




Main St. North Adams, Mass. 





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Compliments 
of 

DR. CRAWFORD 

Bradford Block 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



M. E. HATTON 



MILLINER 



Kimbel Bldg., North Adams, Mass. 



Compliments 
of 

A. JAFFE 

Main St., North Adams, Mass. 



Dr. Charles Dickinson Teift 

DENTIST 
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 



Queen Quality 

Famous Shoe for 
Women 



Wallace Briggs 

mm 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST 
Williamstown, Mass. 



The Home of Good Shoes 

W. E. Lamb & Co. 

108 Main St. 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



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H. E. KINSMAN 



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Williams College 
Photographer 

Spring Street 



WILLIAMSTOWN, 



MASS. 



The teacher who impresses upon her 
pupils the value of thrifty and saving 
habits does them a greater service than 
one who teaches them merely those 
things which are to be found in books. 



HOOSAC SAVINGS 
BANK 

97 Main Street 



Compliments 

of 



Richmond 
Theatre 



B. M. TAYLOR 



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Wood Brothers 

Dealers in 

PIANOS & MUSIC MERCHANDISE 

Sheet Music & Music Books 

Victrolas & Victrola Records 




Next to Richmond Theatre 
34 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 



Compliments 
of 



T. D. BROWN 

FLORIST 




ADAMS, 



MASS. 



Edison Phonographs and Records 

HUNT BROS. 

Sporting Goods, Bicycles, Toys, and 

Games 

Trunks and Bags, Novelties, Etc. 

Leather Goods, Stationery 

75 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 



Compliments 
of the 

Greylock Lunch 

Corner of 
Bank and Summer Streets 



L. M. HURD 

MUSIC 

BIRDS 

AND 

PHOTO SUPPLIES 



Ashland St., NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Mrs. Alice R. Bradley 

Hairdressing Manicuring 
Shampooing 

Face and Scalp Treatments 

Parlors at 206 Kimbell Building 

NORTH ADAMS. MASS. 
Phone 1160 



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Gale's Ice Cream 
and Candy 



13 ASHLAND STREET 

Nuf Sed 



Compliments 
of 



E. J. FERO 



Milli 



iner 



16 ASHLAND ST. 



Always remember 

The Spruill 
Furniture Store 

CARPETS, RUGS, FURNITURE 
WALL PAPERS, DRAPERIES 
PICTURES AND CROCKERY 



Special attention given interior dec- 
orating 



BOOTHMAN 

m 

Florist 

NORTH ADAMS 


Suits Made To Order Phone L065-M 

Res. 589-W 

S. ASTORINO 

Custom bailor 

Res. 169 Bracewell Ave. 

Bus. 7 Bank Street 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


Partenope Bros. 

Best Shoe Repairing in City 

Work done while U wait 

Main St. North Adams, Mass. 


Day or Night Phone 188-M 

Horrigan's Taxi and 
Hack Service 

39 State St. 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


Taxi Service Tel. 10;> 


A. D. SI M K IN 

WOMAN'S SHOP 

Silk Dresses Sport Dresses 
Sport Skirts Blouses 

New Kimbell Bldg. 


For the purest, cleanest and best 
Candies and Ice Cream 

ANES & BRAVES 

CANDY SHOP 


Made Fresh Daily 


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


Opposite Richmond Hotel 


WILLIAM H. DONOVAN, D. D. S. 

DENTIST AND 
ORTHODONTIST 

$ 

Blackington Block 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 





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Compliments of 

H. W. CLARK & CO. 

$ $ $ 

Roasters of Gold Flower Coffee 




Agents for 

Mistletoe Canned Goods and John Alden Flour 
















Compliments of 

The Busiest Store in the City 









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Compliments of 

W. A. Benjamin & Co. 

Successors to 
G. Z. DEAN & SON 

GENERAL STORE 


JOHNDROW'S 

Ice Cream and Confectionery 
EAGLE ST., NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


CHESHIRE, - - - - MASS. 


Compliments 
of 

DR. M. M. BROWN 


Compliments 
of 

Gagnon Millinery 

BANK ST., NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 


Our Specialties: 
"My Mother's Bread" and 

"Home Made Candies" 

SPAULDING BAKERY 

M. M. SPAULDING 
Manager 

109 Main Street 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 

Phone 170 


Your First Patriotic Duty 

Buy a 
Liberty Loan Bond 

We Can Serve You 

North Adams Savings Bank 

H. W. Clark, President 

Ezra D. Whitaker, Treas'r 



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When You Shop 
at the 

MODEL 

you are sure of 
Style, Quality and Fit 



Model Shoe Store 

Economy and Style 

25 Main St., 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Compliments of 



A. J. HURD 



JEWELER 



North Adams, 



Mass. 



Max Wein Specialty Shop 

The Specialty Shop of Origination 



Sport Suits Demi-Tailored Suits 

Sport Coats Dressy Coats 

Sport Dresses Daytime Dresses 

Sport Skirts Dressy Skirts 

Sport Blouses Dressy Blouses 



F. T. SNOW 

Stationery 
Confectionery 



96 -Main St. 
NORTH ADAMS. 



Park St., 



ADAMS, MASS. 



MASS. 



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WORCESTER, MASS. 






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